Protective filter… or not? I say beware of filter quality.

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RoxanneY
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Re: Protective filter… or not? I say beware of filter quality.
In reply to tqlla, 7 months ago

tqlla wrote:

RoxanneY wrote:

tqlla wrote:

RoxanneY wrote:

William Curtindale wrote:

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Hi William! What is a T* filter? Is it a Tiffen? Sorry for my ignorance.

For those of you in the know, what is the best filter to purchase? I may splurge for my better lenses. So far I only have Tiffens.

Did any of you test and confirm? I tried my beercan 70-210 w/ and w/o my Tiffen and it seems to be the same. I need to test my large beercan, but as I recall I didn't like it much because it wasn't sharp. Hopefully this will fix the problem.

Roxanne

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He means Zeiss Tessar T* filters

Wow, those are pricey! Probably not worth protecting my Minoltas with those, but maybe for my more pricey lens I should take the plunge.

Thanks tqlla!

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For the Minolta, I would suggest buying the Hoya Pro1 Digital filter from amazon. I think you need a 55mm uv filter, which is $14 +shipping from amazon(free with prime)

http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-55mm-Digital-Multi-Coated-Filter/dp/B000BH1MHW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397701204&sr=8-1&keywords=hoya+pro+1+digital+55mm

Thanks for the link tqlla!

Do most pros agree that UV filters work?  Just wondering.  All of my lenses currently have Tiffen UV filters on them.

Roxanne

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