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what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« on: February 01, 2013, 03:09:58 PM »
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?   

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what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 03:35:18 PM »
On all my lenses i use Hoya HD UV filters. Very good quality.
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 04:15:14 PM »
I use the B+W MRC slim UV filter and find it works well. No IQ loss.

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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 04:19:05 PM »
I mean, a good UV filter is a good UV filter, regardless of lens (except the UWA/slimline issue)... I use B+W MRC F-Mount on all my lenses, (not the XS mount slimline, which you could get but I doubt would be necessary at 24mm), and have never noticed any flare, mechanical vignetting, or degradation of image quality. They're not cheap, but if you're paying that $$ for a lens, I don't see the point in skimping on the filter.
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 04:53:48 PM »
B+W XS-Pro. No vignetting when stacked with XS-Pro KSM C-POL on 17mm (EF-S 17-55).

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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 05:21:06 PM »
I mean, a good UV filter is a good UV filter, regardless of lens (except the UWA/slimline issue)... I use B+W MRC F-Mount on all my lenses, (not the XS mount slimline, which you could get but I doubt would be necessary at 24mm), and have never noticed any flare, mechanical vignetting, or degradation of image quality. They're not cheap, but if you're paying that $$ for a lens, I don't see the point in skimping on the filter.
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 05:37:24 PM »
B+W XS-Pro MRC would be my choice.  The F-mount  would also be a good choice as would the Slim - with the caveat that Slim do not work with standard lens caps (only the slip-on cap that comes with them).  The F-mount and XS-Pro style filters work with standard caps since they have standard filter threads on the front. 
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 06:28:06 PM »
I don't use filters fro protection unless I'm in conditions where I need them (dust, dirt, sea spray).
I use the hood and always keep the lens cap on when not in use.

I used to use protective filters a lot but have since dispensed with them because they affect the contrast some.
Another layer of glass is going to have some negative effects, no matter how high the quality of the glass.

I would buy a clear filter for protection since digital cameras are not susceptible to UV.
Clear filters are generally cheaper too.

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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 06:39:29 PM »
Im using Carl Zeiss uv filter

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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 06:42:19 PM »
thank you all for the comments!

for protection usage, is it better to just get a clear filter? instead of UV?   
(if so, can somebody recommend a good one? i'd appreciate it if you can provide links for the products.)

Thank you!



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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 07:43:48 PM »
Actually imho, filter is very useful for front element protection.. if not a pixel peeper I suggest u should get one.. b+w is very good but xpensive..


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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 09:32:11 PM »
I would go with a b+w as well. All the mount widths should be fine. The F-pro is cheapest and the XS-pro is the newest with nano tech coating to repel water better. Make sure to get a MRC (Multicoating).

If I were you I would buy:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756819-REG/B_W_66_1066112_82mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html

Since you are putting it on a 2000+ dollar lens, get a good filter. This is a clear filter and one of b+w bests with MRC, slim and nano. At 126, I find it a very acceptable price. I use this on my 16-35mm and I notice no vignetting so you definitely shouldn't get any.

BTW, you dont have to get a UV since you use a digital camera. Clear will work just as well.
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 11:42:29 PM »
You can't go wrong with Heliopan or B+W...
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 11:45:44 PM »
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
You do not need any UV-filter, buy the new protections filter with better coating against flare

Mikael, can you point us toward a sample of the filter you have in mind?  Obviously, we do not need UV, but the plain filters I've seen were not multi coated, just glass.
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 11:56:01 PM »
thank you all for the comments!

for protection usage, is it better to just get a clear filter? instead of UV?   
(if so, can somebody recommend a good one? i'd appreciate it if you can provide links for the products.)

Thank you!


My lens has this riding on it:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756819-REG/B_W_66_1066112_82mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 11:56:01 PM »