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POLL: "Do you use a UV filter on your 100-400mmL?"
Yes -always
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Yes -occasionally
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Never
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Dec 29, 2007 16:10 |  #1

Alright I am finally looking to pull the trigger on the 100-400mmL.
My questions to all of you 100-400L owners is do you utilize a UV filter for protection?
If you answer yes please state what filter you use and under what conditions.
Thanks a bunch and yes I know that this is the age old debate and there is no one answer just looking to the collective wisdom of the POTN faithful!!!

Edit: Second question-- Does anyone use a CPL with this lens?


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Dec 29, 2007 16:13 |  #2
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I use the included lens hood for now.


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Dec 29, 2007 16:13 |  #3

wizard13 wrote in post #4590615 (external link)
Alright I am finally looking to pull the trigger on the 100-400mmL.
My questions to all of you 100-400L owners is do you utilize a UV filter for protection?

Yes, I do. And no, this is not a marriage vow :).

If you answer yes please state what filter you use and under what conditions.

B+W 010 MRC UV-Haze filter, and I always leave it on.

Thanks a bunch and yes I know that this is the age old debate and there is no one answer just looking to the collective wisdom of the POTN faithful!!!

Kind regards, Wim


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Dec 29, 2007 16:14 |  #4

Yes


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Dec 29, 2007 16:16 |  #5

wimg wrote in post #4590631 (external link)
Yes, I do. And no, this is not a marriage vow :).

B+W 010 MRC UV-Haze filter, and I always leave it on.

Thanks for the filter suggestion!!


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Dec 29, 2007 16:20 |  #6

Well, I do notice that IQ is better in a side by side comparison when I use my 70-200 without the UV filter. I tend to take my UV filters off when I really want the "best" quality. I use filters for lens protection for the most part. I leave them on for walk around shooting though. As you already know, you'll find lots of opinion on this topic. Buy good filters if you use them!!


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Dec 29, 2007 16:26 |  #7

Interesting poll because that I'd heard the 100 - 400 didn't take too kindly to filters. I didn't vote because I don't have that lens, but in general terms I tend to be fairly pro filter.


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Dec 29, 2007 16:28 |  #8

Never use a cheap UV/Skylight/clear glass filter on a >1000$ lens it is a shame.

and buy the way the front end of a lens is the cheapest one, I got my old 28-70 replaced for about 120$, the same you need to invest for a protection filter in that size and coating. It is just not woth it and if you don't do the same mistake as I did and take of the hood while you work with it. Than your lens is perfectly protected.


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Dec 29, 2007 16:31 |  #9

i voted occasionally.

i have a UV for my 70-200 and i prefer it without the filter unless im going to be somewhere that soot is blowing around. IE-by the beach/water or if its just really windy out


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Dec 29, 2007 16:32 |  #10

Lens hood always. Filter, never...


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Dec 29, 2007 16:32 |  #11

I strongly advise it. One day, whilst out was walking, I didn't notice that the front of my lens (UV Protected) was grinding against something sticking out of my pocket, that filter saved me destroying my 100-400L. Get one!


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Dec 29, 2007 16:37 |  #12

Anke wrote in post #4590731 (external link)
I strongly advise it. One day, whilst out was walking, I didn't notice that the front of my lens (UV Protected) was grinding against something sticking out of my pocket, that filter saved me destroying my 100-400L. Get one!

That sounds scary


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Dec 29, 2007 16:38 |  #13

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That sounds scary

You should've been there at the time :shock:


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Dec 29, 2007 16:39 |  #14

Anke wrote in post #4590731 (external link)
I strongly advise it. One day, whilst out was walking, I didn't notice that the front of my lens (UV Protected) was grinding against something sticking out of my pocket, that filter saved me destroying my 100-400L. Get one!


Now that is the type of story that makes me want to keep a filter on at all times. What filter do you use??


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Dec 29, 2007 16:40 |  #15

Bill Roberts wrote in post #4590699 (external link)
Interesting poll because that I'd heard the 100 - 400 didn't take too kindly to filters. I didn't vote because I don't have that lens, but in general terms I tend to be fairly pro filter.

I though tthat was true for a while, when using it on my 350D, but ever since I replaced that with a 400D, I don't believe that anymore.

It is a lens that has a learning curve, though. And that is with or without filter :).

Kind regards, Wim


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