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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2013, 11:57:06 PM »
I use Tiffen HT (high transmission) Super Clear filter (made in the USA) to protect the lens, cheaper than UV filter (we dont need UV filter in digital era). Keep it on when taking quick pics such as wedding or events. When taking slow pics with camera on tripod (landscape, ...), I take it off and, if in day time, put on Tiffen HT Polarizing filter.
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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 #16 on: February 02, 2013, 12:46:02 AM »
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
I've been using B+W MRC filters for all my lenses ... there might be other better UV filters ... but I trust B+W, especially the MRC filters and I have always recommend them to all my friends and colleagues.
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 01:00:23 AM »
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
I've been using B+W MRC filters for all my lenses ... there might be other better UV filters ... but I trust B+W, especially the MRC filters and I have always recommend them to all my friends and colleagues.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/132979-REG/B_W_66026943_82mm_UV_Haze_010.html
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2013, 01:11:28 AM »
You won't go wrong with b+w. I only use b+w because I once dropped my lens and if not for the filter I'd be buying a new lens instead..the filter broke into pieces but my lens front element was safe.
Yes, you don't need uv in the digital era..but mrc coating is useful.
Get the regular clear f-pro is enough.
I'm using xs-pro in all my lenses just because where I am, the price difference is a few bucks so might as well get the best

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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2013, 01:46:35 AM »
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
I've been using B+W MRC filters for all my lenses ... there might be other better UV filters ... but I trust B+W, especially the MRC filters and I have always recommend them to all my friends and colleagues.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/132979-REG/B_W_66026943_82mm_UV_Haze_010.html
You can also see the filter in one of the videos I've posted on Youtube here: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Lens Review (at 3.15 mins into the video you can see the filter).
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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2013, 09:33:14 AM »
Your lens is coated with UV layer. I have B&W Clear Filter on my lenses:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475496-REG/B_W_66_1005754_82mm_007_Protection_Clear.html


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Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2013, 01:38:20 PM »
I use the B+W XS-Pro Nano filters, have them on all my lenses.
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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 #22 on: February 05, 2013, 01:38:36 PM »
Your lens is coated with UV layer. I have B&W Clear Filter on my lenses:

Practically speaking, for a dSLR there is no difference between a UV filter and a clear filter - my advice is to get whichever one is cheaper.  That does vary based on size, vendor, and geography.  For example, here are some prices from Amazon.com today:

  • B+W 77mm XS-Pro MRC Nano Clear 007M - $115
  • B+W 77mm XS-Pro MRC Nano UV 010M -    $73
  • B+W 82mm XS-Pro MRC Nano Clear 010M - $126
  • B+W 82mm XS-Pro MRC Nano UV 010M -    $253

So, if I wanted to purchase from Amazon.com, for a 24-70mm MkI which takes 77mm filters, I'd get the UV filter and save $42, and for a 24-70 MkII which takes 82mm filters, I'd get the Clear filter and save $127.
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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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