-B&W filter- i know this is off topic....But lately , i've been having quality issue with B&W filters. I've ordered the BW .9 ND MRC f-pro from Adorama and found that there are small chip on the front glass and sometimes around the rim margin. I've returned it and ordered from B&H and had to return them 3 times due to poor quality. I've use BW filters before and haven't had any issues till recently. I can't seem to find one without a defect "chip" on the glass. I dont want to pay $150 dollar for a chip on the filter. I even requested that they check the filter before sending it out and they say they can't guarantee that it'll be done. I just received another replacement in worse condition than the previous one i had. . I'm thinking maybe they have these made in china or their quality control is getting bad.Hammy...I opened two B&W MRC UV Haze this week, one for my Olympus 75mm f/1.8 for my MFT kit and one for my new (about to arrive TODAY!, can't wait, can't wait) Canon 24-70 II. Both look prefect to me...I wonder if this condition is endemic with B&W's ND filters only?? Did you write to their customer service?
April 16, 2014, 10:19:57 AM
Topic: Filters for 24-70 II (Read 2948 times)
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....
I just ordered an 82mm HOYA HD Clear protector (about $70 on eBay) for mine... and an 82mm Hoya HD Circular Polarizer as well. My 77mm Tiffen was a little wonky and needed to be upgraded anyway... I already have the step up rings for use with smaller sized filters.
5D mkIII | 40 f/2.8 | 8-15 f/4L | 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 1.4x III TC | 600ex-rt | 430 ex ii | EOS M+22mm f/2 | EF to EF-M adapter
Yes for UV the B&W MRC is the best but the Hoya HMC are a good if not better(imho) and cheaper alternative check out this link>