A&P Filters - does the brand matter

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  1. cobra050

    cobra050 Gold Finger

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    I'm looking for a UV filter and a Circular Polarizing filter for my 70-200 F/4L. Should I get a B+W or save some money and get a Japanese made Hoya?
     
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    personally i think something like a B+W is good enough. anything beyond that to me might be going a little too far unless you are a pro. i mean how much better can it really get than a B+W?
     
  3. Ingen

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    Hoya is cheaper than BW isn't it? I use mostly hoyas, and 50 bucks a pop ain't bad on a 600+ dollar lens. Then again, anything but tiffen is good enough IMO :) it's just a UV filter.
     
  4. cobra050

    cobra050 Gold Finger

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    word, thanks.
     
  5. NauticaX

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    Yes it matters. I had a Hoya ND filter and it had a green cast to it. Got a B+W and its perfect.

    B+W > Hoya

    Also for my UV filter I just use the Nikon L37
     
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    i dont use a filter on my 70-200 cause the hood is so long i feel the front element is protected enough.
     
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    Get a hoya green series UV. They're dirt cheap. If you look around, you can find prices better than B&H and the likes. B&H loves to milk people on filters.
     
  8. sony

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    Hoya Green is just about as good as a Tiffen. They're made in the Philippines and are uncoated. The rings are cheap and will get stuck on each other. :mamoru:
     
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    hoya HMC ftw
     
  10. sony

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    I agree. :bowdown:
     
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    why not go SHMC ultra thin :bowdown: x2
     
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    because it's like 150 bucks :(
     
  13. sony

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    The ultra thin ones actually aren't even coated the same amount of times as the SHMC and the thin ring makes it difficult to use a regular lens cap and the ones provided suckass.
     

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