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dlodi
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


I have gotten away from using filters on most of my lenses. However, in looking at the formidable element facing me at the front of my 24-70 Mk II, I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to have one on this lens for a little additional protection, especially since its on the camera most of the time, and since my wife will sometimes use this lens to help shoot school events. Does the 24-70 play nicely with filters? Which filter to use for protection? Do I need a thin filter to prevent vignetting? I have heard that I do not but I'm not sure.

Thanks,

Dave



Feb 23, 2013 at 01:27 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


Need a thin filter? Nope.

Do I normally use a filter for protection? Nope, at least not most of the time. For protection from blowing sand, salt water spray and (sometimes) heavy rain, I use a B+W 82 007 Neutral MRC filter (clear, 82mm). For ND filter use, I have a few Wratten gel ND filters that are cut to fit between the clear filter and the front element. Of course, there are probably many 'normal' 82mm filters that are thicker than my B+W. It's external frame (exculding threads) is about 4.6mm thick.

For occasional polarizer use, I use a B+W 82 KSM C-Pol extra wide (82mm > 95mm) fiter. I bought the Extra Wide for my TS-E 24.3,5L II and Zeiss 18/3.5 ZE. The only time I need the extra width at 24mm is when I use shift on the TS-E 24/3.5L II.







Feb 23, 2013 at 01:58 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


Polarizer? Yes! Graduated filter(s)? Yes! Protective? No, unless really necessary under circumstances Jim listed, among others. Actually, I just put the lens cap on for protection under those circumstances and won't bother with any filter . I can foresee that this will be another debate of non-filter vs. filter all over again...


Feb 23, 2013 at 02:13 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


Sorry, I did not mean trigger a debate. I guess I should have just made the post, "which filter?"


Feb 23, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


No need to apologize, that debate tends to happen every so often anyway and it is no big deal.


Feb 23, 2013 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


A normal 82mm filter is fine. I use this polarizer.

EBH



Feb 23, 2013 at 02:53 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


On my 24-70mm F2.8L mark I, I used a B+W 77mm UV MRC filter.

I just ordered a 24-70mm F2.8 mark II, and I ordered a B+W 82mm xs-pro UV nano filter to go with it.

I know everyone debates whether it is necessary or not, but I am MUCH more comfortable with kids and others getting near the front element when I have a filter in place. Indoors, I never use hoods, and rarely use them outdoors, simply because they take up too much space in a bag and I'm usually trying to travel with small bags.

Good luck with your decision.



Feb 23, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


I'd say if you can afford the 24-70ii a nice BW filter shouldn't be too hard to come up with the extra cash. Personally I'm a filter guy, but I totally get and understand the no filter guy. It's just a matter of preference and not anything to get too excited about. That's being said I'd say we're about 5-7 posts from the filter or no filter debate starting...so excited...


Feb 23, 2013 at 05:24 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


Blowing sand is one reason. The other is toddlers with fried chicken. There is something about the grease from fried chicken that is impervious to acceptable cleaning methods. I actually washed a filter in hot water and dish soap to remove the chicken grease.


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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


I use the same B+W filter that "lite25e" uses. I also have the Mk I lens.

I deal with blowing sand and sea spray here in SF, so it's nice to have something on the front.



Feb 23, 2013 at 05:59 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


I use a Hoya HD on my 24-70 II and 70-200 II... Never saw any IQ difference and no increase in vignetting with the 24-70 II. I like the careless cleaning I can do with the filters on, the only reason I do have them.


Feb 23, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


Good info. Thanks guys.



Feb 24, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


B+W Nano MRC 010... best out there


Feb 24, 2013 at 04:21 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


I only put a UV filter For protection from blowing sand, salt water spray and/or shot in the rain.


Feb 24, 2013 at 04:30 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


B+W XS Pro Nano, the new slim design with front threads.


Feb 24, 2013 at 04:37 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


Yes, I have whatever the best Hoya is. I take it off for critical stuff, but it mostly stays on.


Feb 24, 2013 at 07:00 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


Only a B+W Polarizer screw-on filter.


Feb 24, 2013 at 07:41 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Do you use a filter on your 24 to 70 Mk II?


...so the question boils down to which is likely to affect my image more, filter or KFC?


Feb 24, 2013 at 08:19 AM





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