49mm UV Filter for A2

Started Jun 11, 2004 | Discussions
websquad Regular Member • Posts: 121
49mm UV Filter for A2

Having searched the archives ....

I want a 49mm UV filter for my A2, don't wish to use a step-up adapter, and want to keep using my KM lens cap. I'd like something thin, multi-coated, with 49mm threads in the front. I struck out at B&H, and at Adorama could find only this (at $52.50):

http://www.adorama.com/HY49UVP.html?searchinfo=Hoya%20UV%20filter%2049&item_no=2

Within my parameters, can I do better?

Thanks,

Bob Morgan

Karl New Member • Posts: 10
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

Bob,

Have you tried the filter connection? http://www.2filter.com/prices/digcam.html#uv

OP websquad Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

Kark, does the "49mm B+W Slim MRC 010 UV $35.30" have outside threads?

Karl wrote:

Bob,
Have you tried the filter connection?
http://www.2filter.com/prices/digcam.html#uv

Phred 501 Forum Member • Posts: 93
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

websquad wrote:
I want a 49mm UV filter for my A2

Got mine @ the nearest Retail RipOff Camera Store for $20 also polarizer, & closeup set. 49mm pretty common should be in stock most places.
PHRED

ECCL Contributing Member • Posts: 638
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

websquad wrote:

Having searched the archives ....

I want a 49mm UV filter for my A2, don't wish to use a step-up
adapter, and want to keep using my KM lens cap. I'd like something
thin, multi-coated, with 49mm threads in the front. I struck out
at B&H, and at Adorama could find only this (at $52.50):

http://www.adorama.com/HY49UVP.html?searchinfo=Hoya%20UV%20filter%2049&item_no=2

Within my parameters, can I do better?

Thanks,

Bob Morgan

I used an original Minolta 49mm L37 UV filter for my 7hi/A1

It is a slim version and has front thread. No vignetting at any focal length. The coating on the filter matches the Minolta GT zoom lens as well.

Eccl

OP websquad Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

Did you mean L35? Your photo showed a L35, not L37 ??

ECCL wrote:

I used an original Minolta 49mm L37 UV filter for my 7hi/A1
It is a slim version and has front thread. No vignetting at any
focal length. The coating on the filter matches the Minolta GT
zoom lens as well.

Eccl

DanielNTX Regular Member • Posts: 274
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

I recommend the 49mm B+W Slim MRC 010 UV - the World's best from Germany, for lens protection, Schott water glass, mounted in a beautiful New 4mm high! black anodized brass ring for $35.30 at 2filter.com

Alan Sh Senior Member • Posts: 1,992
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

Why do you want a UV filter on a digital camera ?

Alan

DanielNTX wrote:

I recommend the 49mm B+W Slim MRC 010 UV - the World's best from
Germany, for lens protection, Schott water glass, mounted in a
beautiful New 4mm high! black anodized brass ring for $35.30 at
2filter.com

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OP websquad Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

Alan, protection from grandchildren's exploring fingers.

Bob

Alan Sh wrote:

Why do you want a UV filter on a digital camera ?

Alan

MT Senior Member • Posts: 1,943
Hoya Super Pro1 & B&W slim

For UV, I use the Hoya Super Pro 1 with the 3mm ring height and super multicoating. I do not notice any additional vignetting.

For LINEAR POLARIZER (I know you did not ask about this) I'm getting the B&W slim multi-coated at 4mm. Not sure about the 4mm's vignette as I've not gotten it yet.

So, the Hoya is 1mm thinner, thinnest in the world supposedly.
B&W because they make the best polarizer supposedly.

Incidentally, the super multi coating of Hoya and multicoating of B&W REALLY makes a difference in producing less flare. I know from experience.

MT

Michael B Regular Member • Posts: 404
Re: Hoya Super Pro1 & B&W slim

The 2 best uv filters for these camera's are the hoya pro-1 which is 3mm and the b+w fpro which is 4mm. http://www.2filter.com . Both have excellent coatings. The hoya is 1mm thinner and also a few dollars more. both have front threads. I have the hoya on my a2 and the b+w on my a1. The thinner the better so go for the hoya since we have wide angle on these lenses.

MT wrote:

For UV, I use the Hoya Super Pro 1 with the 3mm ring height and
super multicoating. I do not notice any additional vignetting.

For LINEAR POLARIZER (I know you did not ask about this) I'm
getting the B&W slim multi-coated at 4mm. Not sure about the 4mm's
vignette as I've not gotten it yet.

So, the Hoya is 1mm thinner, thinnest in the world supposedly.
B&W because they make the best polarizer supposedly.

Incidentally, the super multi coating of Hoya and multicoating of
B&W REALLY makes a difference in producing less flare. I know from
experience.

MT

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Karl New Member • Posts: 10
Re: 49mm UV Filter for A2

websquad wrote:

Kark, does the "49mm B+W Slim MRC 010 UV $35.30" have outside threads?

Not sure. I have the Hoya UV (0) filter. No vignetting noticed using my A2.

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RDMPhotos Regular Member • Posts: 235
A little help with Minolta L37 & L35 UV filters

websquad wrote:
Did you mean L35? Your photo showed a L35, not L37 ??

ECCL wrote:

I used an original Minolta 49mm L37 UV filter for my 7hi/A1
It is a slim version and has front thread. No vignetting at any
focal length. The coating on the filter matches the Minolta GT
zoom lens as well.

Eccl

I did not see any photos, but can you or anyone tell me if there is a difference between the L37 UV filters and the L35 UV filters? I have a few L35 UV filters and wanted to get a couple more to protect other lenses but seen some L37 UV filters for sale and wondered what the difference is .. I haven't been able to find an old Minolta accessory guide anywhere.
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