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tystwan
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I bought the 60d with EF-S 18-135mm Lens. What is the best UV Filter for my lens. Please advise. Thanks.

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tystwan wrote in post #11386111external link
I bought the 60d with EF-S 18-135mm Lens. What is the best UV Filter for my lens. Please advise. Thanks.

Best for what purpose?

Post #2, Dec 02, 2010 22:13:13


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cristphoto
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B+W is an excellent quality filter. Can't go wrong with them. Make sure you get the MRC model which has the best coating.

Post #3, Dec 02, 2010 23:05:32


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Hoya HMC or S-HMC does the trick, I really don't care as long as IQ isn't degraded.

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themadman
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Hoya HD is the best Hoya has IMO (yes Hoya S-HMC technically transmits a little more light, but Hoya HD is is so damn durable and more cleanable)

Rather, I feel they are some of the best filters period, lol.

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Hoya HMC is a very good value for the dollar.
I'd recommend that.
Take a look at this comparison.
http://www.lenstip.com ...rs_test_Introductio​n.htmlexternal link

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Andrew_WOT
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There have been multiple reports on Hoya UV filters degrading image quality and AF performance. B+W MRC seems to be safer bet, I only use those, never had any problems. MaxSaver.net has them at the best price, reliable too.

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Andrew_WOT wrote in post #11386874external link
There have been multiple reports on Hoya UV filters degrading image quality and AF performance. B+W MRC seems to be safer bet, I only use those, never had any problems. MaxSaver.net has them at the best price, reliable too.

I've used Hoya S-HMC, HD, and B+W MRC extensively. All superb filters. But I'm now all Hoya HD...simply the best IMO for light transmission, build, toughness, and ease of cleaning. But again, the top grade Hoyas and B+W MRC are excellent. And as Tom says, the normal Hoya HMC units got high marks at the Lens Tip test.

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LightRules wrote in post #11386919external link
I've used Hoya S-HMC, HD, and B+W MRC extensively. All superb filters. But I'm now all Hoya HD...simply the best IMO for light transmission, build, toughness, and ease of cleaning. But again, the top grade Hoyas and B+W MRC are excellent. And as Tom says, the normal Hoya HMC units got high marks at the Lens Tip test.

This man speaks the truth!

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My choice is B+W MRC. The mount depends on the focal length.

Post #10, Dec 03, 2010 05:41:29


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Andrew_WOT wrote in post #11386874external link
There have been multiple reports on Hoya UV filters degrading image quality and AF performance.

Can you post links to these reports please.

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Here begins another fight...

In my opinion, UV filters are a waste of money. Use a lens hood to protect your lens.

Post #12, Dec 03, 2010 06:16:16


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TaDa wrote in post #11387469external link
Here begins another fight...

Yep, and I started this same fight before! This is almost as good as "primes versus zooms".

Upon much advice on the forum from "cream of the crop" members, I went away from "always having a filter" for protection. So far, no damaged front elements, and YES I use hoods on all my lenses. I haven't done any testing by shooting charts with filter on versus filter off, but from what the majority say, the filters cause problems with IQ and flare. I'm trying this for a while to see if any problems occur. If I lose a front element, I'll know I was wrong!

It's been stated many times on this forum - "YOU PUT A $20 FILTER ON A $2000 LENS?"

I get the point! Apparently, many don't!

Post #13, Dec 03, 2010 11:14:47


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I use B+w MRC filters and I love it. Honestly it's the piece of mind I get that my glass is protected.

Post #14, Dec 03, 2010 13:14:37 as a reply to richardfox's post 1 hour earlier.


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Extensively Hoya HD for me. As previously mentioned, tough, multicoated and extremely easy to clean. I've noticed ZERO image degradation using them, even into the sun. The only lens I use that doesn't have a filter on is the 300mm as it already has a flat protective element on the front.

Post #15, Dec 03, 2010 13:27:39


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