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Dec 31, 2011 14:26 |  #1

I'm looking at adding a filter on my 28-135 kit lens with the only reason being dust protection etc. Should I just go with a clear filter instead of a UV? I was looking at the B&W and they offer both in their better quality line.
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Dec 31, 2011 16:24 |  #2

UV filters are in the same league and "filming" on DSLR. Old technology which is not related to DSLR anymore.
But they modify light more compare to clear protective filter. Especially cheap ones. With B+W you'll be fine, but UV is not the problem for DSLR anymore.


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Dec 31, 2011 16:56 |  #3

It's probably not worth adding a filter - just clean your lens element - they're usually a lot sturdier than any coated filters anyway.

uncoated filters = flare city.




  
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Dec 31, 2011 17:00 |  #4

Quack Me Up wrote in post #13625981 (external link)
I'm looking at adding a filter on my 28-135 kit lens with the only reason being dust protection etc. Should I just go with a clear filter instead of a UV? I was looking at the B&W and they offer both in their better quality line.
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i usually use UV but clear would be fine too. make sure the filter is multi-coated.

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Jan 01, 2012 10:20 |  #5

Your camera can't see UV light so it doesn't really care.


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Jan 01, 2012 17:47 |  #6

If you must use a filter to protect the front element then, by all means, use a good one that's coated and optically flat. They aren't cheap but are a good deal compared to a cheap filter that just handicaps an otherwise good lens.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 18:08 as a reply to  @ djohnfot's post |  #7

Personally, I wouldn't put one on it. But to answer your question, go with the clear if it is cheaper than the equivalent UV, as UV is pointless on DSLRs.

And, go for a top quality multi coated filter, to minimise the negative effects such as flare.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 18:28 |  #8

Quack Me Up wrote in post #13625981 (external link)
I'm looking at adding a filter on my 28-135 kit lens with the only reason being dust protection etc. Should I just go with a clear filter instead of a UV? I was looking at the B&W and they offer both in their better quality line.
Thank you.


just use it without a filter for dust or anything protection,

it makes it easier to put on a CPL,

UV/clear filters kind of a waste IMO

if you put a clear or uv filter on for "dust" protection,you still need to clean the filter !




  
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