marchboom wrote in post #17783707
I plan to get the Canon 10-18 EF-S lens and will get a clear filter with it. I'm looking at the B+W 67mm Clear with Multi-Resistant Coating (007M) filter or possibly a comparable Hoya. Does anyone have experience with using a filter on a lens this wide as it relates to vignetting? Are the thin frame filters offered by the filter makers a better way to go?
Why do you want to put a filter on this (any?) lens? It can't help your IQ (that of the lens, I mean) and it can potentially ruin your lens. Mount a high-quality filter if you need to color balance, want a 10s shutter in daylight, are shooting a rock-throwing contest. The main purpose of clear (and UV, and Haze, etc.) filters is to sell you a cheap piece of glass. If you want to protect your lens, buy a hood. If you've got extra money laying around you don't need, send it me. I'll buy some really good beer with it. Oh, and Thanks!
maverick75 wrote in post #17783717
We dont use clear filters as they don't do anything but harm. When they break they scratch up the front element of the lens, so they're not even good for protection.
I'm not sure who 'we' is, but I agree with you.