lugonza_2001
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UV Filter For My New Lenses

Wed May 14, 2003 3:48 pm

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
 
mdwalkman
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Wed May 14, 2003 4:11 pm

I think any one of these is fine, there is no difference really...
So just grab a cheaper one
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jwenting
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Wed May 14, 2003 5:14 pm

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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lugonza_2001
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Wed May 14, 2003 5:28 pm

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!!
 
TomH
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Wed May 14, 2003 8:44 pm

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

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jwenting
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Thu May 15, 2003 4:09 am

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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Staffan
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Thu May 15, 2003 4:23 am

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
 
xenon
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Thu May 15, 2003 11:48 am

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

Daniel
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dc-10 levo
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Fri May 23, 2003 8:37 pm

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.

 
dc-10 levo
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Sat May 24, 2003 6:48 pm

Can you put a UV filter on a digital camera?

DC-10
 
jwenting
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Sun May 25, 2003 2:32 am

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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lugonza_2001
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Mon May 26, 2003 4:04 pm

Hi again!

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

Thank You!

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jwenting
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Mon May 26, 2003 5:19 pm

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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lugonza_2001
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RE: UV Filter For My New Lenses

Mon May 26, 2003 6:58 pm

Thank You Jwenting,

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

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