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Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
« on: October 09, 2013, 11:07:20 AM »
Purchased a lens used from Canada and the seller included a Rodenstock filter. I honestly have never heard of the brand until now. A quick google search and I found them to be high regarded, some say as good as heliopan and B&W. I think the filter ring is brass. Though I found them to be more available in the Europe, B&H has a basic UV filter (77mm) for $85. Specs say that it is 16 layer multicoated.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/875436-REG/Rodenstock_507711_77mm_UV_Blocking_Digital.html
 
Anyone have experience with these filters? Thoughts? Any and all advice is appreciated.
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Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
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Re: Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 04:15:02 PM »
Purchased a lens used from Canada and the seller included a Rodenstock filter. I honestly have never heard of the brand until now. A quick google search and I found them to be high regarded, some say as good as heliopan and B&W. I think the filter ring is brass. Though I found them to be more available in the Europe, B&H has a basic UV filter (77mm) for $85. Specs say that it is 16 layer multicoated.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/875436-REG/Rodenstock_507711_77mm_UV_Blocking_Digital.html
 
Anyone have experience with these filters? Thoughts? Any and all advice is appreciated.


Never used any of their filters but all their other stuff (lenses, eyeglasses, ophthomology equipment, etc) is top shelf.

I'm extremely picky with my glasses that I wear and I make sure to always get high rated glass (not plastic) lenses with good antireflex coating. Had Rodenstock lenses several times and they are en par with Zeiss (and some of the other non-FDA approved products that you can only buy abroad...)


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Re: Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 05:04:54 PM »
Purchased a lens used from Canada and the seller included a Rodenstock filter. I honestly have never heard of the brand until now. A quick google search and I found them to be high regarded, some say as good as heliopan and B&W. I think the filter ring is brass. Though I found them to be more available in the Europe, B&H has a basic UV filter (77mm) for $85. Specs say that it is 16 layer multicoated.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/875436-REG/Rodenstock_507711_77mm_UV_Blocking_Digital.html
 
Anyone have experience with these filters? Thoughts? Any and all advice is appreciated.

16 layer MC sounds top notch.

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Re: Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 05:37:04 PM »
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Never used any of their filters but all their other stuff (lenses, eyeglasses, ophthomology equipment, etc) is top shelf.

I'm extremely picky with my glasses that I wear and I make sure to always get high rated glass (not plastic) lenses with good antireflex coating. Had Rodenstock lenses several times and they are en par with Zeiss (and some of the other non-FDA approved products that you can only buy abroad...)

+1  I had a stable of Rodenstock LF lens -- too bad they don't mfg dslr lenses.  But then they would be mucho expensive.
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Re: Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 06:36:05 PM »
Purchased a lens used from Canada and the seller included a Rodenstock filter. I honestly have never heard of the brand until now.
Anyone have experience with these filters? Thoughts? Any and all advice is appreciated.
Rodenstock is a famous German optics company with roots that go right back to 1877.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodenstock_GmbH  http://www.rodenstock-photo.com/
Historically they have been at the very top of the game for large format 5x4 and 10x8 sheet film camera lenses, and also premium enlarger lenses. They may make glass to fit MF Digital bodies. Not sure on this.


Pre-digital, Rodenstock was a big name player.

I'm no Rodenstock fanboy when it comes to lens filters, more of a brand-agnostic, just so long as the quality is there. FWIW I have a few Rodenstock filters, both UV and Pola. They're perfectly fine, high quality items.

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Re: Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 06:47:05 PM »
Currently using one, never had any issues. Sold a lot of their filters at my previous job and never had any bad feed back about them.

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Re: Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 10:49:13 PM »
I'd certainly keep it, they make high end gear.

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Re: Rodenstock Filters. Any experience?
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