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Jan 16, 2013 04:14 |  #1

Hi guys. I recently bought a 15-85 lens as a walkabout, but also to get into landscapes. I want to get a filter holder and maybe 2 or 3 filters. Can anyone suggest what would suit best please. Are Cokin any good, or would I have to get something more expensive? Seeing that the lens is 77mm, what size of filter set-up would I need to avoid vignetting? Will 85mm be enough, or would I need 100mm? Any recommendations of brands? Finally, which 2 or 3 filters would be most beneficial/useful for landscape shots. Any advice would be gratefully received as I haven't really got a clue. :)

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Jan 16, 2013 08:20 |  #2

A circular polarizer and perhaps a graduated ND filter for landscapes. Do not expect to be able to stack filters at wider settings and consider the low-profile polarizer; vignetting is a risk at the wide angle end.

You get what you pay for when it comes to filters; the cheap ones will degrade image quality. That's a nice lens (I own one) so you really do need to pay up for the quality filters, even though you're not going to like the price.


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Jan 16, 2013 09:10 |  #3

tickerguy wrote in post #15495370 (external link)
A circular polarizer and perhaps a graduated ND filter for landscapes. Do not expect to be able to stack filters at wider settings and consider the low-profile polarizer; vignetting is a risk at the wide angle end.

You get what you pay for when it comes to filters; the cheap ones will degrade image quality. That's a nice lens (I own one) so you really do need to pay up for the quality filters, even though you're not going to like the price.

Thanks very much for your input. I am going to get a circular polariser for sure. The filters themselves aren't too badly priced, but £50-£60 for a piece of plastic mount is downright robbery! As you suggest, I was thinking maybe a 3 stop graduated nd filter and a 3 stop full nd.

Would i need a 100mm system for this lens?

Thanks again.


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Jan 16, 2013 09:19 |  #4

I use the screw-ons; for filters that I don't use all that often (such as the grad and CPL, which is of course very useful outdoors but not used inside) I buy one set for the largest lens diameter I have and then step-down rings so I can use it on my other lenses.

This doesn't work well for something you want on the lens a large part of the time but for something you use for a given situation it does and saves some money if you have different lenses with different diameters and yet maintains the functionality. The grad is one of those as I don't need it all that often but when I do need it REALLY need it. Ditto for the "black glass" filter which also has rare application but when you need it nothing else will do the job.


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Jan 16, 2013 09:28 |  #5

I believe the 15-85 takes a 72mm filter, not that you can't use a 77mm with a step up/down ring. I tend to get them mixed up so please forgive me. I make sure to take my time ordering step up rings to make sure I don't mess it up. ;)


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Jan 16, 2013 09:38 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #6

The 15-85 does have a 72mm filter thread. You must get the right size if purchasing a screw in filter, but you could use step up rings.


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Jan 16, 2013 11:43 as a reply to  @ killwilly's post |  #7

Thanks guys, it is indeed a 72mm thread. I was probably thinking about the 10-22mm lens! :oops:


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Jan 16, 2013 19:37 |  #8

I use a Marumi Super DHG circular polariser on my 15-85. It tested well by lenstip, and is nice quality. It's low-profile, so vignetting isn't an issue.


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Jan 17, 2013 02:23 |  #9

dodgyexposure wrote in post #15498262 (external link)
I use a Marumi Super DHG circular polariser on my 15-85. It tested well by lenstip, and is nice quality. It's low-profile, so vignetting isn't an issue.


Thanks, I too am looking for a polariser for my 15-85 and the Marumi does have good reviews, plus here in the UK, it's slightly cheaper than Hoya.


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Jan 17, 2013 04:01 as a reply to  @ killwilly's post |  #10

Thanks for the filter rec. :) I was actually thinking about the Hoya 72mm HD Digital polariser myself. It's about £70 on Amazon, so approx £7 dearer than the Marumi. I'll have a look at the Marumi though... Cheers. :)


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