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Old 2nd of December 2010 (Thu)   #1
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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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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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Old 2nd of December 2010 (Thu)   #3
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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.
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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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Old 3rd of December 2010 (Fri)   #5
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Default Re: Best UV Filter

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/113.1-article...roduction.html
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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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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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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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My choice is B+W MRC. The mount depends on the focal length.
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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.
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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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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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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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