Need UV filter selection help

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Dora Webb
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Need UV filter selection help
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I've recently purchased the SX50.  I am a newby to this forum and would like some advise on UV filters for protection.  I'm looking on Amazon at 67 mm B+W Pro  UV filters Multi-coated Nano, and find there are a few that have (010M) and another one has  (007M).  Does this mean the density of the coatings, and wold therefor reduce the amount of light entering the lens?  Does he 010 mean less light could enter versus 007?  I'm really clueless on this!

I would appreciate any help someone could offer to help me in making a decision.  I've beening reading the questions and responses on some topics and would like to say all of you have been so helpful to others.  This is a great web site for information and help.

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In the film days UV filters made sense but today's digital cameras are unaffected by UV light. Not really sure what the 010M or 007M designate but if you want a filter for protection consider a quality clear filter that's coated. I'd recommend the B+W MRC as seen in the attached link......

67mm B+W MRC Clear filter

If you're in the US here's a good site for reference and comparisons. You might want to give them a call.........2filter

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I know others have said you can't use a 58mm filter on the SX50 but for me the best solution for me (and it works very well) was to get the Lensmate 58mm adapter and use a 58mm circular polarizing filter and/or lens hood. Their link is here: http://www.lensmateonline.com/store/sx20sx10sx1.php

I normally don't have a filter on my SX50 just a lens hood.  I put the CPL filter on as needed.  Of course I am not shooting on the beach or in other dirty locations normally.  The 58mm filter does not darken the corners of the image even when wide open.  Sometimes the lens hood will but I just take care of that in post processing.

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Here's an extract re both filter types that is meniond on the Schneider Optics website...

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The UV (010) filter blocks intrusive UV radiation which can cause a lack of sharpness. Contrast is heightened, and unpleasant fog is avoided. The UV filter is used with color-reversal (slides) and black and white / color negative films, and in digital photography. In order to avoid a blue cast or to achieve a warmer image, the Skylight filter can be used. Available in single coated or multi-coated (MRC).

The Clear (007M) filter fulfils the desire of many photographers for pure lens protection without a filter effect. Its only function is to keep dirt, sand, or splashes, away from the front lens element. The clear, optical quality Schott glass has high transmission properties and is MRC-finished.

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Though the SX50 HS actually belongs to my wife, I decided to additionally purchase the adapter and B+W 67mm XS-Pro UV MRC-Nano 010 Filter on her behalf.

Good luck with your choice!

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Hello Hank, thank you for your rersponse.  Yes, I live in the US, I'm in Edmond, OK.  I enjoy bird watching, and am an amature photographer.  I bought the SX because of the zoom capabilities and lightweight.  I've used a Nikon D200, but now find it too heavy for me.  I'm hoping to learn to use this little gem for bird photography, but right now find it frustrating.  I'm used to the spot focusing on the Nikon.  With your help and the other responses, I will definitely be able to come to a decision.

I plan on reading a lot more of the questions and answers pertaining to the SX50.  This is a great help in learning about the camera.

Thanks again, Dora

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Hello Hauer, thank you for your reply about the filters.  Have you noticed any difference in the photos taken with the UV filter on the SX50?  I have a Hoya Pro Digital 72 mm MC UV (0) on my Nikon D200.
I've always thought my photos had a gray cast.  But think it is important to have the protection.  Clear or UV......I'm still debating with myself!

Thanks, Dora

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Hello Murry,

Thanks for responding to my filter question.  Do you not have vignetting using the smaller size?  My SX50 user guide recommends the 67mm.  I sure don't want to create more problems than I need to deal with.

Thanks to you and others who have responded.  This is a great forum for help and inspiration and look forward to more opportunities to learn from others.

Dora

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Dora Webb wrote:

I've recently purchased the SX50. I am a newby to this forum and would like some advise on UV filters for protection. I'm looking on Amazon at 67 mm B+W Pro UV filters Multi-coated Nano, and find there are a few that have (010M) and another one has (007M). Does this mean the density of the coatings, and wold therefor reduce the amount of light entering the lens? Does he 010 mean less light could enter versus 007? I'm really clueless on this!

I would appreciate any help someone could offer to help me in making a decision. I've beening reading the questions and responses on some topics and would like to say all of you have been so helpful to others. This is a great web site for information and help.

I'd advise getting & using the lens hood instead.  Fitting just the UV filter will increase your chances of lens flare. Unless you shoot in really terrible conditions, the UV filter really isn't doing much else.

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Mark B. wrote:

Dora Webb wrote:

I've recently purchased the SX50. I am a newby to this forum and would like some advise on UV filters for protection. I'm looking on Amazon at 67 mm B+W Pro UV filters Multi-coated Nano, and find there are a few that have (010M) and another one has (007M). Does this mean the density of the coatings, and wold therefor reduce the amount of light entering the lens? Does he 010 mean less light could enter versus 007? I'm really clueless on this!

I would appreciate any help someone could offer to help me in making a decision. I've beening reading the questions and responses on some topics and would like to say all of you have been so helpful to others. This is a great web site for information and help.

I'd advise getting & using the lens hood instead. Fitting just the UV filter will increase your chances of lens flare. Unless you shoot in really terrible conditions, the UV filter really isn't doing much else.

Mark

Hello Mark,

I have a question, can we put a hood and a filter together in SX50 HS?

I have CPL filter (Marumi) 67 mm and still confusing how to attach a hood.

Have you any idea please?

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Resa Anasto wrote:

I have a question, can we put a hood and a filter together in SX50 HS?

I have CPL filter (Marumi) 67 mm and still confusing how to attach a hood.

Not a Canon hood.....it would have to be a 3rd party threaded hood that would attach to the filter threads. The attached link refers to a suggested hood in the FAQ section but it is for the 58mm adapter.......

http://www.lensmateonline.com/store/sx20sx10sx1.php

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Hank3152 wrote:

Resa Anasto wrote:

I have a question, can we put a hood and a filter together in SX50 HS?

I have CPL filter (Marumi) 67 mm and still confusing how to attach a hood.

Not a Canon hood.....it would have to be a 3rd party threaded hood that would attach to the filter threads. The attached link refers to a suggested hood in the FAQ section but it is for the 58mm adapter.......

http://www.lensmateonline.com/store/sx20sx10sx1.php

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Ah you're right Hank.

My Marumi CPL filter is 67 mm (once I tried the 58 mm and there was a vignette). I will try the 67 mm for hood and find Hakuba.

Hopes that this gear can be fit with mine.

Thanks a lot Hank.

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