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What are the advantages of the multi coated filters? There is quite a large price difference, and was just wondering if it is justified. Thanks.

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Id like to hear what others have to say about this as well. I bought B+W MRC filters for all my lenses and love them, so Id be interested to hear why others did too. Anybody?

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You *always* want to go with multi-coated filters.

Non-coated and single-coated filters will flare more, and more easily than multi-coated filters - compromising image quality.

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Multicoating is the best way to eliminate reflections from the glass surfaces, which is what causes a lot of the flare you see in images on here. Some argue that it's better not to use filters at all for that reason.

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Madweasel wrote in post #4314849external link
Multicoating is the best way to eliminate reflections from the glass surfaces, which is what causes a lot of the flare you see in images on here. Some argue that it's better not to use filters at all for that reason.

noob question... but... i was curious...
how about CP filters?

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unix04 wrote in post #4314898external link
noob question... but... i was curious...
how about CP filters?

It goes for ANY filter, really. Though CPLs are usually not left on your lens all the time for "protection" so you can get away with a little bit cheaper of a filter... I'd just as soon buy a good one and be done with it, though.

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