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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
So wait guys, is the 
B+W 77 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter
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"I am thinking about buying that lens in a few months. I always use b+w filters on everything. For the 70-200, I would think a regular F-Pro mount B+W wouldnt cause vignetting. I have never used that lens though. The F-pro mount is 5mm thick I believe."

the same?  Will I have vignetting problems w/the B+W 77 XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010M Filter?  Please advise...I'm about in put in an order.  Thanks!!
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2012, 02:49:32 PM »
Get the XS-Pro (this one).  The XS-Pro mount is 3.4mm thick, the standard (F-Pro) mount is 5mm thick.  The F-pro results in a flight increase in vignetting, the XS-Pro does not.  Avoid the Slim mount, since that doesn't have front threads (meaning you can't use the pinch cap that comes with the lens, you need to use the slip-on cap that comes with the filter - personally, I find those annoying for a filter that will stay on the lens almost all the time, although I do use Slim CPL filters).
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2012, 03:03:10 PM »
Thanks everyone, especially neuroanatomist for your help!!
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2012, 03:18:27 PM »
anyway you buy a lens like that i have one also please do not put a filter on it no matter how good anyone says they are they are only going to degrade the image quality use the hood and get it insured.Only use a filter in tough conditions ie near the sea sand or heavy rain.

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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2012, 03:24:32 PM »
Get the XS-Pro (this one).  The XS-Pro mount is 3.4mm thick, the standard (F-Pro) mount is 5mm thick.  The F-pro results in a flight increase in vignetting, the XS-Pro does not.  Avoid the Slim mount, since that doesn't have front threads (meaning you can't use the pinch cap that comes with the lens, you need to use the slip-on cap that comes with the filter - personally, I find those annoying for a filter that will stay on the lens almost all the time, although I do use Slim CPL filters).


Agreed, I didn't care much for not being able to use my pinch caps, plus I felt they were easier to lose.  With the Slim CPL's it probably doesn't matter as you can mount them on top of the UV then take it off again (those suckers can get stuck though).
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2012, 03:32:02 PM »
anyway you buy a lens like that i have one also please do not put a filter on it no matter how good anyone says they are they are only going to degrade the image quality use the hood and get it insured.Only use a filter in tough conditions ie near the sea sand or heavy rain.

How much degradation are we talking about here, do you have any pics?  There has been a couple of times that my front filter has saved my lens from liquids landing on it (spray, accidental burst), and from a jagged/sharp object coming in contact with it.  Personally I don't feel there's enough degradation (if any) to warrant not using my filters.  The positives truly outweigh any negatives.
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012, 04:21:02 PM »
anyway you buy a lens like that i have one also please do not put a filter on it no matter how good anyone says they are they are only going to degrade the image quality use the hood and get it insured.Only use a filter in tough conditions ie near the sea sand or heavy rain.

How much degradation are we talking about here, do you have any pics?  There has been a couple of times that my front filter has saved my lens from liquids landing on it (spray, accidental burst), and from a jagged/sharp object coming in contact with it.  Personally I don't feel there's enough degradation (if any) to warrant not using my filters.  The positives truly outweigh any negatives.

Agreed.  All my lenses have mint front elements... and damned if I can see any difference in image quality between using a high end filter or no filter at all.... so they all have filters (excep my super tele lenses of course ::))

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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012, 06:10:17 PM »
I have B+W XS-Pro Nano UV MRC's on all but one of my lenses and you would never know they were there. The other one I use is the B+W F-Pro UV on my 70-200 f4/IS - with no vignetting.

The Canon caps don't fit on the Nano filters as well as the F-Pro but they do remain on so nothing to worry about if you hear anything to the contrary.

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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2012, 06:37:01 PM »
So the general consensus is B+W UV Nano > Hoya HD filter?  I have only B+W filters (mostly F-Pro MRC UV Haze) but was needing a filter for my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II as well and just haven't gotten around to getting one yet.  I am intrigued by both the XS-Pro and the HD, granted the XS-Pro is 50% more in price the 702-00mm wasn't cheap so I don't mind springing a little extra.  The thing I like about the Hoya (again I have not personally tried them) is how easy apparently they are to clean.  I find the B+W filters to streak when being wiped down and it's hard to get it all out. 

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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2012, 09:53:22 PM »
So the general consensus is B+W UV Nano > Hoya HD filter?  I have only B+W filters (mostly F-Pro MRC UV Haze) but was needing a filter for my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II as well and just haven't gotten around to getting one yet.  I am intrigued by both the XS-Pro and the HD, granted the XS-Pro is 50% more in price the 702-00mm wasn't cheap so I don't mind springing a little extra.  The thing I like about the Hoya (again I have not personally tried them) is how easy apparently they are to clean.  I find the B+W filters to streak when being wiped down and it's hard to get it all out.

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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2012, 10:10:11 PM »
Love my Hoya HD, have em' for all my lenses and never noticed any difference in image quality  :D
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2012, 03:23:13 AM »
I've got B+W MRC Nano XSPD UV - very happy with it. Also, have a Hoya CP filter too.
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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2012, 09:11:53 AM »

a good polarizing filter... it cuts 90%+ of uv and "polarizes" stray light.

for protection. use the lens cap.
canon's coatings are good.
well to admit my 90 TS-E needs a UV filter but that's for UV.


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Re: Best filter for 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM?
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2012, 09:11:53 AM »