Rich Rosen wrote:
I purchased the 24-120 f4, and just received it. B&H is selling the lens with two filters, essentially give aways. The UV is going to sit in my camera junk pile, but I also got a cir polarizer, Luminesque. I am not familiar with the name at all. The interesting thing is that both filters n have narrow barrels, I guess designed for wide angle lenses. I have several lenses that could benefit from such a filter. I'm going to try the polarizer out, but I'm wondering if anybody has had experience with this brand? I am a B+W user. They also make a narrow filter for wide angle lenses, but they are a hell of a lot more expensive than free. Anybody with experience with this brand filter?
I think I read somewhere 98.something % light transmission which is decent if not as good as the best MC filters. They get good reviews on B&H (usually phrased in context: excellent for free !) They apparently can't be purchased separately from a lens. I got 67mm filters with my 85/1.8G (a surprise; I don't recall them being listed when I ordered the lens). They may come in handy - the UV if I need to shoot near the sea shore and the CPL if I find that my B+W vignettes on the 16-80.
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