A&P Hoya vs. Heliopan vs. B&W - 72mm UV Filter

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  1. FusionZ06

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    Mainly for protection but obviously don't want to degrade quality...

    So which will it be :dunno:

    After tons of reading online I can't find a good solid answer.
     
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    you will never find a good solid answer

    I have never noticed a difference, even with my cheap $6 tiffen. I did same shot, same focus, on a tripod w/mirror lockup, pixel peeped, I couldn't see any difference.

    Im also working with a non calibrated, glossy screen, if that means anything.
     
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    Yeah who knows I'll probably just get the $50 B+W as they seem to be pretty good :o
     
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    I have never heard a bad thing about B+W

    I really need to get a slim CPL, and a ND filter, and really a GND too (most my landscapes are mountains though, and im worried about darkening the tips of them, but im sure ill find some use for it)
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    no CP no care
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    B+W all the way.
     
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    Yeah that's what I'm getting from my reading and research
     
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    The only reason my front element didnt break on my 70-200 was from it landing on the B+W filter. :bowdown:

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    I got my B+W from this website
    http://hvstar.net/
    They were reliable when I got it from them a year ago, don't know if things have changed.

    Be sure to get the brass version, I never knew B+W made an aluminum version and bought that.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    cheaper filters will create more lens flare. You'll notice a difference when you're shooting in low light with various light sources or a wide angle lens with a crappy lens hood during the day.
     
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    Brass is pretty soft. Wouldn't that run the risk of stripping a thread?
     
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    ahh, ok, my test subject was in normal light, ie 5pm (a little haze in front of the mountains) not shooting into the sun.

    How are digital concept uv filters? my tamron 28-75 came with one.

    Maybe ill do another test when I get home from work
     
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    FYI I purchased the B+W 010 UV after much reading...Seems to be the best out there.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    no way it can be the best - it's not the most expensive! :o
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    it also doesn't block the most UV light

    http://photo.net/equipment/filters/

    I guess the advantage of the B+W is that it lets through the most non-UV light..
     

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