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sinitry23
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Sep 14, 2009 08:59 |  #1

I have a Canon 35L and 135L coming soon and I need a 72mm UV filter for it.

Which filter do you guys recommend? I have narrow it down to two brand that are multi coated. Both are about the same price, please let me know what you think is best? If you recommend something else please share.

1. http://maxsaver.net …tal-72mm-UV-0-Filter.aspx (external link)
HOYA PRO1 D Digital 72 72mm UV(0) Filter DMC THIN $35.90

2. http://maxsaver.net …O-Multi-Coated-Alloy.aspx (external link)
B+W 72mm MRC UV 010 Filter NEW F-PRO Multi-Coated Alloy $38.90

Please note that the B+W don't have the brass ring at the store I am shopping for my filters. I am limited to the alloy rings only.

Thank you!


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Sep 14, 2009 09:06 |  #2

I'd get the thin profile one. Though B+W is a bigger name, HOYA is no slouch either. If I can save $3 and get the thinner one, I'd go for that.

Just my opinion.


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Sep 14, 2009 09:09 |  #3

I'd be amazed if you ran into vignetting with any decent filter on the 35; you don't need an ultra-slim filter on that. I use nothing but B+W on my gear.


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Sep 14, 2009 09:23 |  #4

I'm going to advise that you purchase the 77mm filter size and a 72-77mm step-up ring.

Why? Because nearly all EF lenses have a 77mm or smaller front filter diameter, above which it then becomes rear drop-in. (I think there are one or two exceptions, like the EF 16-35/2.8L II which if I recall is 82mm FFD.) 72mm is just a little bit smaller, so unless you plan on buying multiple UV filters to fit, then I'd go for the larger size which will fit on many popular lenses like the L zooms.


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Sep 14, 2009 09:30 |  #5

wickerprints wrote in post #8641392 (external link)
I'm going to advise that you purchase the 77mm filter size and a 72-77mm step-up ring.

But surely then, you have to make a choice ... hood or filter: you could never use both at the same time? Or would a hood still fit on those lenses with a step-up ring + filter?




  
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Sep 14, 2009 09:33 |  #6

Quite right. A step-up ring is a solution for an "occasional-use" filter. If you're going to be using a filter regularly on any given lens, it should fit it properly.


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Sep 14, 2009 09:36 |  #7

ericpenfold wrote in post #8641420 (external link)
But surely then, you have to make a choice ... hood or filter: you could never use both at the same time? Or would a hood still fit on those lenses with a step-up ring + filter?

Hmmm that's a good point. :(

I'd go with a hood unless I'm using a CPL or ND. If you need both, then you don't have much choice but to get the filter size that fits, or shield the lens with some other object. I just hate the idea of having multiple filters for each FFD in your collection... :p


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Sep 14, 2009 14:27 |  #8

Not in your list, but Marumi Super DHG Clear filters are excellent filters at a great price. I tested it side-by-side with the Nikon L37C, and it had slightly less flares (and much better than B+W F-Pro, but non-MRC). I think the rated transmission at 99.5% might be slightly higher too, but not sure.

2filter.com carry them as a kit with the CPL for a reasonable price (you can ask Barbara for an almost free upgrade to the Super DHG from DHG), or standalone for the same price range as those you listed, and it's a domestic seller.




  
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Sep 14, 2009 14:39 |  #9

If it were me I would get the B+W. I have had Hoya and dislike them intensely.


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Sep 14, 2009 17:41 as a reply to  @ rklepper's post |  #10

SO B+W? Even if it's alloy and not the brass ones?


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Sep 14, 2009 18:06 |  #11

Go to the store , put a finger print on the hoya and the B+W . Ask sales man to clean , Then you will buy the B+W .
I have at least 2 of each filter size I need - it's easier to replace a filter and clean later than - miss shot because you are cleaning .
Go to ebay and start checking on the filters for spares .
I keep a UV on all my lenses with the B+W CPL - KSM in front of it .


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Sep 14, 2009 22:49 |  #12

sinitry23 wrote in post #8641289 (external link)
If you recommend something else please share.

Recommend, OK, use either B+W or Heliopan filters. It is only within the last year or two that I started hearing about B+W filters with aluminum rings, all of that brand that I ever had was with brass rings. This is one of the reasons I use only B+W or Heliopan. The brass rings are stronger and don't tend to seize the way the aluminum rings do.



  
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Sep 14, 2009 23:04 as a reply to  @ jr_senator's post |  #13

I have been using B+W for over thirty years.
I would not use anything else.




  
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