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UV Filter For My New Lenses  
User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

Hello friends!


I will be getting 2 Sigma lenses next week, a 28-80 and a 70-300, which UV filters brand do you recomend me, if any?

Have you ever heard about Jessops? Would you say it is a good brand?

Hoya maybe or Hama?

Thank You all!!

Luis

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User currently offlineMdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

I think any one of these is fine, there is no difference really...
So just grab a cheaper one



Please excuse my poor English.
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

Get the very best filter you can get. Cheap ones will seriously degrade the optical quality of your lens!
Certainly get only multicoated filters, which I doubt Jessops has in their lineup.

I stick exclusively with B+W MRC line filters, the difference between those and cheap filters is staggering.



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User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

OK!!

Multicoated then.

Which prices are we talking about for 55mm and 58mm?

Regards!

P.S.: Hey Jwenting! Good weather up there? here the heat is coming!!


User currently offlineTomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

A note of caution when shooting through glass windows-

Last year I proved to myself there is a time not to use these clear filters, like the UV or 1A Skylight. I was shooting through a glass observation window and picked up reflections of airframe highlights (silver US Airways vertical stabilizer leading edge-very bright!) just slightly displaced from the actual image. I went back a month or so later and shot similar aircraft under nearly identical light conditions without the UV/1A filter and that particular problem was gone. I believe the highlights were being bounced off my objective lens onto the back of the filter and then back through the lens to the film. I should have noticed this when taking the first shots, but there was this little kid who kept trying to step into my camera case. Later he thought my sandwich was his........Considering he was someone else's child, it was pretty distracting.

(I'm getting better at these excuses):D

tomh


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

The weather here is very bad right now. Turned yesterday from nice weather to rain, thunderstorms, wind, cold.
Autumn weather really...

Multicoated filters in the sizes you mention are quite affordable. €35-€40 should get you one.



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

I've used Hoya filters for around 20 Euro, they haven't degraded any of my photos. I've tried both with and without the filter, no difference.

Staffan


User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

For me a UV filter is nomore than a lens protection.

Daniel



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

I'm looking into a UV Filter too, but I haven't got a clue which one to go for.

I've seen some at jessops, but there are different sizes, I just don't know which one will fit on my camera.

DC-10

P.S
It's the Fuji Finepix 602.



User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3929 times:

Can you put a UV filter on a digital camera?

DC-10


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

Depends on the camera...
Some cameras they work, other cameras there is no filterthread on the lens so you can't screw one on.

Also watch out if there is a thread but it's not on the front element your lens might extend beyond it (this is sometimes the case with cameras where there's a thread only for mounting a custom teleconverter for example).



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User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Hi again!

I have seen on Ebay many Sunpak filter kits, is Sunpak any good? i have never heard of it.

Thank You!

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Sunpak makes flashes. They probably also make colour filters for those flashes (by flashing with coloured light you can achieve nice tricks, especially combined with a filter in a complementary colour on the lens).

Don't know if they're good with optics, but I guess they're no match for the top brands or I'd have heard of it.



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User currently offlineLugonza_2001 From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

Thank You Jwenting,

I should give you a comission for all your help!!!

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