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Philippe Arnez
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


Vivek wrote:
[..]Since good filters are expensive, I suggest that if and when you buy the CP filter, buy the 77mm one with a 67-77mm step up ring.
Just my 0.02c.
-- Vivek


That sounds very resonable, just one question: does it not interfere with the lens hood?


jturley wrote:
Two words: Singh-Ray. Or is it one?
Be prepared for eye-popping prices. But, doesn't get any better, ever.


Well, they certainly are great filters, but they way off my budget



Sep 02, 2004 at 01:31 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


I use Heliopan slim version filters. They are optically and mechanically excellent. And as others said always buy 77mm size CP and use step rings to mount it on other thread size lenses.



Sep 02, 2004 at 01:58 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


I have B+W cir. polarizer and UV-filter.

The Circ. Polarizer is used for effects/sky/reflections/... and the UV-filter only to protect my 17-40 in sandy/dusty conditions. The 17-40 needs it to be weather-sealed (although my body isn't), so if you're at or near beaches, it is strongly recommended (supposing you'll get the 17-40 one day ).



Sep 02, 2004 at 02:13 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


Yes, the 77 on a smaller diameter lens will interfere with using the lens hood. But I've never really found it useful to have the lens hood on a circular--how would you turn it with the hood in the way??

I use a hat or such to shade in front lit situations but then I almost always shoot with a tripod.

Cheers



Sep 02, 2004 at 02:24 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


Eric Larsen wrote:
[...] But I've never really found it useful to have the lens hood on a circular--how would you turn it with the hood in the way?? [...]


Dunno, just thought, maybe you set the circular and put on the hood afterwards

However, guess I'll go with 77mm and step down ring then.... 'cause I think Bart is assuming right
Bart wrote:
(supposing you'll get the 17-40 one day ).


-> should I get the slim versions then



Sep 02, 2004 at 03:23 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


Avoid the new Nikon slim polarizers II; I have it and it is as difficult to clean as the Hoyas. I *suspect* it may have been manufactured by Hoya even, since the multicoating color looks similar.




Sep 02, 2004 at 04:41 PM
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Are they?


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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


A Nikon Filter on an almighty L glass??!!! _poke_ never!

Well, I guess I'd get the B+W slim MRC....






Sep 02, 2004 at 05:34 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


sorry to bring that topic up again.... at least i've made decision about the brand B+W

now the next question: is it worth the diffrence of price to get the slim versions of the respective filter, if one plans to use them also on wide angle lenses? (without CF, since I'm still on slides.... yes, I am )



Sep 03, 2004 at 06:25 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


The slim filters are very nice, and I prefer them. But they ARE more than the regular ones, and the optical quality is the same. I don't think you will have vignetting problems with your 20mm lens.

Nathan



Sep 03, 2004 at 08:04 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


What if I evetually get the 17-40 f/4 (what I almost certainly will....just a matter of time (and money)...


Sep 03, 2004 at 08:18 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


I avoid the slim polarizers. They were created to avoid vignetting, and with the crop factor that is not an issue. Another reason to avoid them is that they don't have a filter thread on the front. Now I'm not looking to put more filters in front of the polarizers, but that means you can't use the snap-on lens cap. No problem, they say, we'll give you a slip-on lens cap. But B+W gives you a plastic slip-on cap, and on a warm day it will easily fall off. Try replacing a 77mm slip-on lens cap - not easy.

Have Fun,



Sep 03, 2004 at 08:26 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Which filter brand do you recommend?


regisphoto wrote:
I avoid the slim polarizers. They were created to avoid vignetting, and with the crop factor that is not an issue.


Well for me it is an issue, since I still shoot slides...



Sep 03, 2004 at 08:44 PM
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