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Old 22nd of March 2010 (Mon)   #1
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Default UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

I've seen a few threads saying that this lens doesn't work well with filters. Is that just cheaper filters or any filter? Reason I'm asking is that I'm looking at buying a 100-400 which is around $1610 online and I can get it for $1749.99 from my local camera shop. The local guy won't go lower on price but will give me $20 off on a tripod and also throw in a "PROMASTER® Digital HGX Ultraviolet (UV) Filter 77mm " which appears to be a pretty good filter. Between the filter and tripod credit the prices get very close and for a little more $$ I'd prefer going with a local shop but if the filter isn't something I can really use then the online price looks like the better option.

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Old 22nd of March 2010 (Mon)   #2
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

I didn't have a lot of luck with a filter in front of my 100-400 lens. I'd recommend buying over the net.
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Old 22nd of March 2010 (Mon)   #3
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

Are you someone who likes using filters in front of your glass just for "protection"? UV filters do nothing for digital cameras like they did for film. Search the topic in this forum and make the decision yourself, it seems to always split 50/50. Personally, I think the filter could do more damage and wouldn't spend $100 for another piece of glass in front of the lens. I just use a lens hood. Good luck!
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Old 22nd of March 2010 (Mon)   #4
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

The only filters I would trust are B+W MRC, Heliopan SH-PMC or Hoya S-HMC or HD. I have B+W MRC on all my lenses, including the 100-400.

This was at 400 and f/6.3 on my 7D:
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Old 23rd of March 2010 (Tue)   #5
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

You need to ask that critter to brush the crumbs off his beard before posing

Not a lot of color in that particular shot but the detail seems pretty sharp.
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

I'd recommend Hoya HD. I've got em on many of my lenses, they have very good light transmission and are as tough as nails, will easily stop flying rocks if need be =)

Maxsaver.net has em for the best price I have found.
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

I only use Hoya HD protector filters you just don't need a UV on digital camera's. these are great filters and I have never seen any difference in IQ with or without this filter. I buy most of mine for www.HVstar.com based out of HK but they only sell good filter out of Japan and they are highly rated by many of the people in this forum adn FM
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

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I only use Hoya HD protector filters you just don't need a UV on digital camera's. these are great filters and I have never seen any difference in IQ with or without this filter. I buy most of mine for www.HVstar.com based out of HK but they only sell good filter out of Japan and they are highly rated by many of the people in this forum adn FM
when I click on HVstar.com it takes me to maxsaver.net... LOL
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I only use Hoya HD protector filters you just don't need a UV on digital camera's. these are great filters and I have never seen any difference in IQ with or without this filter. I buy most of mine for www.HVstar.com based out of HK but they only sell good filter out of Japan and they are highly rated by many of the people in this forum adn FM
Is this the one?
http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Clear-Pro...9322515&sr=8-1
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

I get better results without the filter. So much so that I don't put a filter on it anymore. The results are the same with my 5DII and 7D. Images are much sharper without the filter. Sorry I don't have examples.
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No that is the older one Hoya has a new one that is named Hoya HD filter protector digital I will find a link for you

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when I click on HVstar.com it takes me to maxsaver.net... LOL
Yup the same
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No that is the older one Hoya has a new one that is named Hoya HD filter protector digital I will find a link for you

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Guessing you mean the second of the Hoya's listed here?

http://www.adorama.com/BW77CM.html

http://www.adorama.com/HY77CP1.html

http://www.adorama.com/HY77HDP.html

The B+W one seems to get excellent reviews as well.
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This is the one


http://maxsaver.net/HOYA-77mm-HD-Hig...AR-Filter.aspx

The pro 1 is also a good one but this one is better
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Default Re: UV filter on the canon 100-400 lens?

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This is the one


http://maxsaver.net/HOYA-77mm-HD-Hig...AR-Filter.aspx

The pro 1 is also a good one but this one is better
+1 I was just about to say, why get the Pro Digital when you can get the HD, it will actually protect your lens!

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f
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