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

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
RoxanneY Contributing Member • Posts: 646
Re: Protective filter… or not? I say beware of filter quality.

tqlla wrote:

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)

Thanks for the link tqlla!

Do most pros agree that UV filters work?  Just wondering.  All of my lenses currently have Tiffen UV filters on them.


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