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Thread started 25 Mar 2012 (Sunday) 18:11
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Canon 60D Filters

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Mar 25, 2012 18:11 |  #1

About to order a new Canon 60D with the kit 18-135 67mm kit lens.

I enjoy landscape photography.

I was planning to purchase a B+W Polarizing filter. Also is a UV filter needed?

I thought I read that UV filters were more for film camera's (I have them on my Elan II 58mm lenses). What is a good filter for general protection -UV or somethig else?

Thank you for your comments.

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Mar 25, 2012 18:39 |  #2

UV is helpful in rare situations of flying sand, dust or saltwater, use a lens hood for protection of the front element. CPL is nice to have for certain situations though.

All ths can be researched here: …/showthread.php​?t=1024244

Also run a search on UV filters as this question is asked nearly daily, in the end it's up to you once you understand the pros & cons.

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Mar 25, 2012 18:57 |  #3

UV filters are ok to protect the front element if you some please with flying sand of other abrasive material. Aside from that fairly useless with digital cameras

A good CPL filter is a must for anyone looking to do landscape. B+W makes great filters I'd suggest on of their MRC cpl filters.

If you plan on shooing long exposures of water (like waterfalls) then I'd also suggest neutral density filters

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Mar 25, 2012 19:47 |  #4

A good CPL is nice, just be very cautious when used on wide angle lenses. It might add undesired gradient look to the sky.

I also found a 3/6/10 stop (B+w #110 for the last one) is a great tool. Long exposures during the daytime can be quite nice, beyond the usual use for moving water.

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