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Re: Filters - how important are they?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2012, 02:14:19 AM »
lenstip did a review on UV/Clear filters and CPOL filters.  I've been using Marumi filters as result.  Just as good and sometimes besting the Hoya/BWs at half the cost.

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Re: Filters - how important are they?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2012, 10:42:00 AM »
Thank you'll for the answers!

A follow-up question: which L-lenses need filters for weather sealing? Or, more precisely, do any of my lenses need filters for weather sealing: 14L II, 50 L, 24-105L, 100L?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Filters - how important are they?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2012, 02:21:51 PM »
which L-lenses need filters for weather sealing? Or, more precisely, do any of my lenses need filters for weather sealing: 14L II, 50 L, 24-105L, 100L?

The 14L II neither needs nor accepts filters on the front of the lens.

The 50L requires a filter for complete sealing.

For the 24-105L and 100L, it's ambiguous, but I do use filters on them (on all my lenses, actually).

The lenses that definitely require a filter to complete the sealing are the 16-35 II, 17-40, and 50L - those threee state that in the manual.  The lenses that definitely do not require a filter are the supertele primes (200/2, 300/2.8, etc.) which cannot take a front filter.  The other sealed lenses (with the mount gasket) have no requirement for a filter stated in the manual, but Chuck Westfall has recommended using a filter for the sealing on those lenses.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Filters - how important are they?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2012, 10:43:44 AM »
All my lenses are protected with B&W Clear filters:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756819-REG/B_W_66_1066112_82mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html

I spent good money on "L" lenses and I simply want them to look as new as possible. I hate to see marks & scratches on my lenses.
Bodies: 1DX -- 5D III
Zooms: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Primes: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Filters - how important are they?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2012, 10:43:44 AM »