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tystwan
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Dec 02, 2010 21:36 |  #1

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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SkipD
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Dec 02, 2010 22:13 |  #2

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?


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cristphoto
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Dec 02, 2010 23:05 |  #3

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.


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jt354
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Dec 02, 2010 23:46 |  #4

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


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Dec 03, 2010 00:12 |  #5

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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Dec 03, 2010 00:51 as a reply to themadman's post |  #6

Hoya HMC is a very good value for the dollar.
I'd recommend that.
Take a look at this comparison.
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Andrew_WOT
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Dec 03, 2010 00:55 |  #7

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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Dec 03, 2010 01:11 |  #8

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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themadman
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Dec 03, 2010 01:40 |  #9

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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Dec 03, 2010 05:41 |  #10

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


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Dec 03, 2010 05:46 |  #11

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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Dec 03, 2010 06:16 |  #12

Here begins another fight...

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


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Dec 03, 2010 11:14 |  #13

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!


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Dec 03, 2010 13:14 as a reply to richardfox's post |  #14

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


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Dec 03, 2010 13:27 |  #15

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.


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