46mm UV Filter for Sigma 30mm Lens

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Uncivilizedamd
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46mm UV Filter for Sigma 30mm Lens
Apr 10, 2012

What UV filters are you guys using for your sigma 30mm lens or in general what 46mm UV filters are recommended?

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Uncivilizedamd wrote:

What UV filters are you guys using for your sigma 30mm lens or in general what 46mm UV filters are recommended?

You first need to decide if you want to use one at all. If you do, you can't really beat Hoya multicoated filters, for the price. In fact, according to this test, regardless of price:

http://www.lenstip.com/113.1-article-UV_filters_test.html

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headofdestiny wrote:

Uncivilizedamd wrote:

What UV filters are you guys using for your sigma 30mm lens or in general what 46mm UV filters are recommended?

You first need to decide if you want to use one at all...

... is the right answer

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In reply to John Bean (UK), Apr 10, 2012

Yep, I rarely use UV filters, but, of course, there are about a billion threads on that topic.

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John Bean (UK) wrote:

headofdestiny wrote:

Uncivilizedamd wrote:

What UV filters are you guys using for your sigma 30mm lens or in general what 46mm UV filters are recommended?

You first need to decide if you want to use one at all...

... is the right answer

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yep decided already to use one

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Knallberto wrote:

More than $ 5 for 46 mm pol filter are searobbery!
UV filters are 102% UNnecessary !

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=filter+46mm+polarizing&_sacat=0&LH_BIN=1&_dmpt=Camera_Filters&_odkw=filter+46mm&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

Oh, brother.

(I do agree about UV filters, in the vast majority of situations, though.)

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when I have the coupon I usually get the B&W filter which cost about the same after the discount.
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The front glass just so small, easier to take care without any filter

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Sigmas own 46mm UV filter seemed like a no brainer, got one with the lens at time of purchase.

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Based on the Sigma 30mm's excellent resistance to flare... I'm hoping (guessing?) it has something to do with their coating, and so I decided to find one of their DG filters as an alternative to the usual Hoya Super HMC's I use on my primes. They seem to be well-reviewed. I guess I'll see tomorrow when I receive it.

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In reply to DtEW, Apr 11, 2012

As others have said, it's really unnecessary. Photographically speaking, adding a another glass element can lead more refraction on the glass surface. But no doubt, it will add a layer of protection for the front element. So peace of mind for the investment.

I think a lens shade/hood would be more useful. I'll probably pick up a cheap rubber one for mine.

Was happy to see the lens is "Made in Japan". Sure doesn't feel great, especially off camera when you can hear something loose inside. But results look quite good so far and the size is great.

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Uncivilizedamd wrote:

What UV filters are you guys using for your sigma 30mm lens or in general what 46mm UV filters are recommended?

I use all B+W UV multi coated pro-F and have not been disappointed. I like the fact that the filter ring is made of brass and have not had one bind up on the lens.

I have also used Hoya multi coated filters with good luck.

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wll wrote:

I use all B+W UV multi coated pro-F and have not been disappointed. I like the fact that the filter ring is made of brass and have not had one bind up on the lens.

Brass is good to avoid binding, especially if the lens filter thread is aluminium. I doubt it makes any difference on a plastic thread though.

I have found B+W hard to clean for whatever reason. They used to be my number one choice at one time, but these days I'd take Marumi over B+W every time.

Hoya Pro-1 are pretty good as well but "ordinary" Hoya are no better than most Chinese knock-offs at a fraction of the price.

They're all seriously over-priced though - look how much a complex multi-element lens like the Sigma 30 costs then consider why a simple plain - plane even - UV filter costs as much as it does. "Rip off" springs to mind.

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In reply to Uncivilizedamd, Apr 11, 2012

46mm is an odd size. I'd get a 46 to 52 and/or a 46 to 49 step upring and use standard filters you may just have hanging around. 49mm is the thread on the kit zoom - if it were my I'd be trying to standardize my threads.

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If a filter seems stuck try unscrewing it by pressing it with the palm of your hand and then twisting. Sometimes grabbing w 2 fingers can distart the filter making it hard to turn.

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