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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2012, 11:56:35 AM »
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-b-w-77mm-010-mrc-uv-sh-filter/p1013323

is this a good one its the one i have ordered?

Thats the same filter I use on my 50L. Its great.

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2012, 11:56:35 AM »

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2012, 12:01:32 PM »

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2012, 12:03:06 PM »
I shoot film sometimes so itll be good for me.

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2012, 12:09:24 PM »
F-Pro & Digital Pro are 5mm wide
Slim-Line are 3mm
XS-Pro are 3.4
All with front threads except for Slim-Line
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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2012, 01:34:51 PM »
F-Pro & Digital Pro are 5mm wide
Slim-Line are 3mm
XS-Pro are 3.4
All with front threads except for Slim-Line


I prefer the XS-Pro to the slim, the lack of front threads means you must use the slip-on cap that comes with the filter.

Regarding clear vs. UV, for a dSLR there is really no difference, so get whichever is cheaper for you (it varies by vendor and geography, and by diameter sometimes).
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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2012, 03:27:37 PM »
Well this is my first L lens so I'm just scared of dropping it .. Never dropped a lens but if I'm going to it will be the L lol!

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2012, 03:27:37 PM »

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2012, 04:57:13 PM »
Well this is my first L lens so I'm just scared of dropping it .. Never dropped a lens but if I'm going to it will be the L lol!

Honestly, if you drop the lens a filter will almost certainly not help.
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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2012, 11:16:43 PM »
I use long hoods for protection.

Do you find that works well with ultrawide lenses?   ::)

I have a tulip for my walk around, but it isn't very wide.  The 24-105 on a crop is what it is.  I'll have to think of what I will do when I cross that bridge.
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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2012, 11:19:13 PM »
Dont use any filter, problem solved.

:)  Only those rich enough to buy another glass without even hurting his pocket don't use filters and hoods.  If you're that guy, then good for you.  For most of us, it's better safe than sorry.

Another thing, I only use HOYA and B+W UV filters since they're the best ones available where I'm staying.

I have an insurance policy without a deductible that costs me 46 bucks a year and it protects my gear if I destroy it accidentally.  So protection isn't just for the super rich.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2012, 11:20:54 PM »
Well this is my first L lens so I'm just scared of dropping it .. Never dropped a lens but if I'm going to it will be the L lol!

Honestly, if you drop the lens a filter will almost certainly not help.

I've seen pictures of shattered uv filters and the lens is unharmed... so it can help...
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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2012, 01:24:27 PM »
I do not use any filters on my 70-200 f/4L IS lens. I like using the lens hood to protect the front element.

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2012, 01:42:51 PM »
If you want to keep sharpness B+W is the only one you should ever buy.

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2012, 01:42:51 PM »

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2012, 03:24:48 AM »
Dont use any filter, problem solved.

:)  Only those rich enough to buy another glass without even hurting his pocket don't use filters and hoods.  If you're that guy, then good for you.  For most of us, it's better safe than sorry.

Another thing, I only use HOYA and B+W UV filters since they're the best ones available where I'm staying.



I have an insurance policy without a deductible that costs me 46 bucks a year and it protects my gear if I destroy it accidentally.  So protection isn't just for the super rich.

So you mean that they will give you a new gear if it just had dust or some very minor scratch in the lens even if it's not destroyed?  That's great if it is so.  Some L lenses needs filter to complete its weather sealing or offer at least some kind of weather sealing.

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2012, 10:26:39 PM »
Well this is my first L lens so I'm just scared of dropping it .. Never dropped a lens but if I'm going to it will be the L lol!

Honestly, if you drop the lens a filter will almost certainly not help.

I've seen pictures of shattered uv filters and the lens is unharmed... so it can help...

Happened to me with my 24-105L at Disneyworld a couple of years ago. Lens fell off the baby stroller, and the filter (B+W) shattered. No damage to the lens!  Of course the people near me were ready to call an ambulance until I realized that only the filter broke!

Dropped lenses.... "There are those that "have".. and those that "will""

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Re: what filter for my first "L" Lens
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2012, 10:26:39 PM »