filters for lenses....

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  1. Devananda

    Devananda TPF Noob!

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    can you guys school me on filters for my lenses..
    nikon 18-70mm
    and so 2 be nikon 80-200
    right now I mostly into the basic UV to protect my expensive glass.
    Hoya...tiffen any one else you would put on your glass?
    thanks once again :thumbup:
     
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    Hoya and B+W. Tiffen filters are only if you're going into a war. Theyre laminated like windshield glass so they won't shatter like Hoya's or B+W's. HOWEVER, Tiffens aren't coated, so you get flare up the wazoo.
     
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    For shooting outdoors, I like to use a circular polarizer. I don't use UV filters although I might consider it, if I had a $1000 lens to protect. I always use hoods, which do help to protect the lens.

    Hoya & Tiffen are good brands...like most, they have different levels and prices. B&W is top brand and they are expensive.
     
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    You neglected one important piece of information.

    Just what are you using?

    If digital, or film b&w, or film color negative, or film slide, the response will be quite different.
     
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    good point....
    I will be using it on my Nikon d80 mostly shooting outdoors
    cheers
     
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    Hoya [or equal] circular polarizer.
     
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    Just buy B+W from Scheneider Optics. The MRC 010 UV model . This filter is the very best in the market.

    Cheers.
    www.juanparmenides.com
     
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    I am very muchg interested in A/B comparisons of shots through B+H vs. Hoya filters which display a significent difference.

    Anyone?
     

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