A&P UV/Haze filter question

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  1. SkyAce2004

    SkyAce2004 New Member

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    I just purchased a Nikon 18-200 VR. I also ordered a 72 to 77mm step up ring with a 77mm B+W UV 010 filter. Should I have gotten the filter with the MRC coating instead?

    this is what I ordered.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/11974-REG/B_W_65070156_77mm_UV_Haze_010.html

    Should I of ordered this?
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/11994-REG/B_W_66070252_77mm_UV_Haze_010.html#goto_itemInfo

    What are the differences between the 2, and would I notice a difference in picture quality?

    Also, I just realized that with the step up filter, I wont be able to use the 72mm lens cap that came with the lens :hs:.
     
  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I would've gone with the multicoated but it shouldn't make that big of a difference.

    You can get the 77mm lens cap here for $17
    http://www.adorama.com/NKLC77.html

    PS the 18-200 VR is fucking awesome :bowdown:
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Did you get the 77mm one so you could use that filter on other lenses too? Or is there another reason why you would do that?
     
  4. SkyAce2004

    SkyAce2004 New Member

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    sweet. Yeah, I bought the 18-200 to go on my new D80. Ive out grown the D40, and it just doesnt suit my needs/wants anymore.

    I just spent over $1500 on BHphoto.com Im going to alaska on Thursday though, so I wanted some better gear to bring wtih me.


    Yeah, I hear the 72mm is an odd filter size and to just get a step up ring to 77mm. Plus, I plan on buying a 70-200 2.8 down the road, and I only want to buy 1 CP filter. Will the lens hood still fit with the step up and 77mm filter?
     
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    i dont think the hood will fit. the benefit of the multi coat is more flare resistance.
     
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    I've been reading more and more that using uv/haze filters is a dumb practice.

    That being said, I still have them on all my lenses :o
     
  7. Bloke

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    isnt skylight filter the same thing? i cant tell the diffrence when i have them side by side
     
  8. SkyAce2004

    SkyAce2004 New Member

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    i guess ill have to wait till tomorrow to find out.
     
  9. ravenspy57

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    Multi-coated filters are very important when it comes to flare. Non-coated filters flare incredibly easily, and massively degrade IQ. In a non-challenging environment, they will perform similarly.
     
  10. mojito

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    UV filters :barf:
     
  11. Bloke

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    well? is it like this?

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  12. tenplanescrashing

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    I highly doubt most people could tell the difference between one with and one without. most people use them for front element protection only.

    with that said, i'd rather replace a $25-50 UV lens than have to repair a $400-800 lens.
     
  13. mojito

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    I've seen them do more damage than without just as many times as they've saved a front element. Personally I just keep real insurance with a 0 deductible ;)
     

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