Thin vs. regular filters

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by dgore, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. dgore

    dgore TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just bought a Tokina 12-24 lens. It was suggested to buy a Hoya PRO1 THIN UV filter for this lens.

    I am also wanting to get new filters for two of my other lens and am wondering should I but regular or thin. Right now I have the cheapest I could find on them. Now I am ready to also get PRO1 so I have multicoating.
     
  2. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The reason for a thin filter on your Tokina is because it's a very wide angle lens. At 12mm, there is a strong chance of vignetting, and anything on the front of your lens will increase that chance. The thinner, the better. What other focal lengths do you have? As long as you aren't stacking, regular thickness filters should be ok for most lenses.
     
  3. dgore

    dgore TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a Tamron 24-135 and a Sigma 70-300 APG DG. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  4. Don Simon

    Don Simon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    0
    In addition to stacking filters you may not be able to fit the standard lens cap on the filter (i.e. you need a rubber one that goes over the end of the lens instead of attaching to the filter ring inside).
     
  5. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    24 mm focal length are from my experience just about where i have to use a slim filter ... on 35mm full frame that is ...
     
  6. dgore

    dgore TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is one thing I checked. The Hoya thin filters have front threads and will hold the regular lens cap. I don't think this is true of all brands.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

lens uv filter slim vs reg

,

slim filter vs regular

,
slim frame filters v standard filters
,
slim vs normal filter
,
slim vs normal filters
,
thick vs thin uv photo lens filters
,
thin or regular uv filter
,
thin uv filter for tokina 12-24
,
thin uv filters
,

thinnest lens filters