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UV filter advice
« on: July 14, 2013, 08:00:04 PM »
Hello everybody, I'm looking for a 43mm UV filter. I don't want a cheaper solution, but I don't want to waste my money either.  My problem is that a quick search on amazon gave me results from a $5.49 Tiffen and a $5.99 Polaroid to a $23 Hoya (low profile) and a $44 Zeiss. WTF? Why such variability, I was expecting 20%-50% not 8x.

Any suggestions (either which to avoid, or which to prefer) will be appreciated.

P.S. The filter is for the 22mm pancake on the EOS-M, which is my second camera, so top quality is not a must.


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Re: UV filter advice
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 08:23:21 PM »
B&W make really good ones. The higher up range in Hoya are also good.

What you get with more cost is the coatings. B&W for instance are easier to clean by miles than say marumi filters. Also the coatings will decrease the chance of lens flares.

That's my suggestion anyway, from experience. I wouldn't cheap out on them too much either.

On the Zeiss T* ones, only buy them if your using zeiss glass. The filters are made specifically because the metal hoods are so tight, a b&w for instance will have to be put on after placing the hood! - I know that, I own a zeiss lens.


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Re: UV filter advice
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 08:23:57 PM »
I'd get a B+W MRC, clear or UV, whichever is cheaper.
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