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

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
tqlla Veteran Member • Posts: 4,761
Re: Protective filter… or not? I say beware of filter quality.

RoxanneY wrote:

tqlla wrote:

RoxanneY wrote:

William Curtindale wrote:

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.


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!

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)

 tqlla's gear list:tqlla's gear list
Sony RX1R II Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 Sony Alpha a99 Sony a99 II Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* +10 more
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