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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
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Hi All

Looking to purchase the 17-40 4.0 and I was wondering if it's worth getting the B+W slimeline filter. On their website they state it is specifically designed for wideangle lenses as wide as 17mm. Worth spending the xtra 20 bucks or not?

Thanks
Tim


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9607 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
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I would slap a filter on to protect the glass. B+W is the only way to go.

User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Royal,

The issue is, is it worth to go the extra 20 bucks for this special B&W filter, or just stick with the normal filter?

Tim,

cant you find any reviews on the web?

Check www.photographyreview.com

Wietse



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9607 posts, RR: 69
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2136 times:
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I understand the issue. really, I do Big grin

The extra slim filters are aimed at the film crowd, as the vingetting will occur on the edges, which a DSLR wont see. I would spend the extra dosh on the B+W, they make the best stuff.


User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

I've got the Canon EF 17-40 and use a B+W normal UV filter. No problems with that filter.

Siggi


User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Hi Tim
None of the reviews i have ever read on the 17-40 talked about any vignetting with filters and i have read a few.
Darren



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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
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Thanks for the replies. Read some reviews elsewhere and people seem to have no problems with the regular filters, so I'll just get the normal B+W I have on all my lenses.

Thanks
Tim



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User currently offlineKarlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Also what I know is, that a lens cap won't fit on the slimline filters.

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