18-200 VR and UV filter

Started Jul 20, 2006 | Discussions thread
GlobalGreg Regular Member • Posts: 246
Re: 18-200 VR and UV filter

f8_accpmpli wrote:

You are correct on all accounts, but I shoot a lot at full wide
angel with the 18-70mm. The regular 'F' B+W will vignette. The
thin B+W doesn't have front threads. So that biased me toward the
Hoya. The B+W coating from a cleaning perspective is definitely
like --magic-- nothing seems to want to stick to it, water drops/
spray just shed away, whereas the Hoya is a bit more tempermental,
but in the grand scheme of things, it's not such a big deal.

Never put off until tomorrow. . .
that which you can avoid doing altogether.

The thin B+W MRC F-Pro doesn't vignette at any zoom level and has threads on the front. I think cleaning a filter IS a big deal. It's inevitable that you will eventually get one or two fingerprints on it and it's annoying when you can't get rid of it.

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