View Poll Results: Is it worth it paying so much more for B+W filters over basic hoya ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yinsheng View Post
    ya. where to buy the B+W 77mm clear filter? i'm looking for it too.
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    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689566

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    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...84&postcount=2

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    that's only UV filter. not clear. i want clear 007. UV is 010.
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    Hi, has anyone used jyc Pro-1-D multi-coated lens filter.

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by henry soh View Post
    Hi, has anyone used jyc Pro-1-D multi-coated lens filter.
    Using it for my kit lens now,so far no problem

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by henry soh View Post
    Hi, has anyone used jyc Pro-1-D multi-coated lens filter.
    used this previously, i can say the coating isn't good as compared to Hoya Pro1. Still gives flares problem.

  6. #346

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkPa1adin View Post
    how much did u pay, where u got it from?
    Quote Originally Posted by yinsheng View Post
    ya. where to buy the B+W 77mm clear filter? i'm looking for it too.
    I bought together with 70-200 f2.8 is ii usm, tk photo sell me the filter for $100 only.

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Has anyone use the Hoya HRT which is a CPL + UV at the same time?
    Seems convenience as no need to change filter (take out UV, put on CPL) for usual landscape.
    But I wonder if I am lazy to take out and shoot at night, what would be the outcome? though lost some light but any other harmful effects........

    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/Hoya-HRT-Digi...item51933ef652

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Why need CPL + UV? If CPL is on, then no need for UV already, esp when shooting at sea level.

    UV is effectively just a lens protector in most situations.

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    UV filter not only protects, it cuts haze making photo more contrast and slight more blue sky.
    CPL - eliminates reflections, higher contrast n colour saturation
    Both are of diff purposes.
    If you only want to protect then just buy a protector filter $10 Vs B + W Fpro UV $100+, why ppl would get a $100 UV to protect your lens right

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL1974 View Post
    If you only want to protect then just buy a protector filter $10 Vs B + W Fpro UV $100+, why ppl would get a $100 UV to protect your lens right
    My experience....different UV may affect your photo output. One of the problem that I have encountered is flare. This happens on one of the Marumi, B+W F-Pro, Tiffen that I have used. It is not conclusive as it is just one sample. Then I have also used a Canon protector. Within one usage, the rim is dented and the front has a chip. The recent 2 brands that I have tried seems quite good - Hoya HD and Kenko. No abovementioned problems yet.

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by AL1974 View Post
    If you only want to protect then just buy a protector filter $10 Vs B + W Fpro UV $100+, why ppl would get a $100 UV to protect your lens right
    A lot of pple effectively use UV filter as lens protector.

    Why do they use a quality and expensive filter to protect the Very expensive lens? You probably did not read thru this whole thread rite. The answer is there.

    A filter can potentially degrade the picture quality. On expensive lens, pple use expensive filters so that they do not "waste" their expensive lens. On cheap lens, some pple rather not put a filter.

    A filter (UV), at it's best, does not degrade the picture. It could be worse.

    And, regarding the cutting haze and making the sky blue. Did you read it on the net or did you actually compare picture with and w/o UV filter?

    At sea level, the amount of UV probably doesn't affect the picture much in most cases (who everyday shoot the sky?). Instead of cutting down haze, using a poor quality filter probably introduce more flare and ghosting to the picture.
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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    May i know what you guys used to clean the filter? im using lens paper to clean my b+w but the result is not good enough. Any recommendation?

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Fudou View Post
    May i know what you guys used to clean the filter? im using lens paper to clean my b+w but the result is not good enough. Any recommendation?
    Lenspen,microfibre cloth...

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    I've got a B+W F-Pro UV filter, but am having trouble cleaning it. There is always dust and lint that is hard to wipe off with the lenspen or microfibre cloth. I have never got it really clean at all.

    Am I cleaning it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgkh View Post
    I've got a B+W F-Pro UV filter, but am having trouble cleaning it. There is always dust and lint that is hard to wipe off with the lenspen or microfibre cloth. I have never got it really clean at all.

    Am I cleaning it right?
    Is this how you clean your lens? If not, is it time you learn how to do it right.
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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by dleugene View Post
    Is this how you clean your lens? If not, is it time you learn how to do it right.
    But he mentioned lenspen leh.

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    http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article...d_summary.html

    B+W got owned... top 3 are Hoya

    bottomline: not worthit

    for those who think their testing is flawed, u are in denial. go check their testing methods
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    Quote Originally Posted by dleugene View Post
    Is this how you clean your lens? If not, is it time you learn how to do it right.
    Thanks for the link! I never knew there was a sponge in the cap.

    The brush works great on my lenses, just not so effective on the filter. Maybe its time for a vacuum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    But he mentioned lenspen leh.
    I am suspecting that he did not follow the steps recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killerslayer92 View Post
    http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article...d_summary.html

    B+W got owned... top 3 are Hoya

    bottomline: not worthit

    for those who think their testing is flawed, u are in denial. go check their testing methods
    If you compare the amount of visible between the 1st place and the 3th place filter;


    Hoya 72 mm HMC UV-0


    Hoya 72 mm Pro1 Digital MC UV-0


    B+W 72mm 010M UV-Haze MRC

    The 3rd place filter allows more visible light spectrum to pass through, that is most important for digital photography. UV filter only applies to film photography for the film will react strangely with UV.

    Any since the test was done on May 2009 and all the companies had came up with new UV filter, we will have to see the test for them.
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