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Re: Need filter suggestions - Ordered Canon 100mm f2.8 L macro
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2012, 04:32:51 PM »
That's true and of course if you are going underwater you will need to use an underwater housing that includes a filter in front.

For all other uses, forget the filter.  ;)

Dont use a filter on any L glass unless you need to use a polarizer.  Filters generally degrade IQ even if ever so slightly.  I would not buy an L lens if you prefer to have a filter in front of it.  YOu're not taking advantage of everything the lens has to offer.

I'll just point out that in some cases (16-35L II, 17-40L, 50L), Canon specifically states that a filter is required to complete the dust/weather sealing for the lens.  Also, all of the uber expensive supertelephoto lenses (300/2.8 and up) have a drop in filter slot, and Canon states that a filter is part of the optical design so the glass insert should be left in the holder.

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Re: Need filter suggestions - Ordered Canon 100mm f2.8 L macro
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2012, 04:32:51 PM »