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Thread: DSLR: Any differences between Hoya Pro1 Digital MC and MC UV(0) ?

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    Default DSLR: Any differences between Hoya Pro1 Digital MC and MC UV(0) ?

    Many photographers are divided on the use of protective filter, some feel that it is not necessary or taking the filter off for some types of photography shooting.

    Is it true that for digital photography a clear protective filter is all that is needed as the sensor does not have the sensitivity of film to UV and blue light. UV and Skylight filters are used for cameras with film ??

    Did anyone actually test (non-scientific) using different filters (perhaps different brands/types) and did see some differences for outdoor shots.

    Is B+W really worth the money even for a 17-55mm/2.8 len (I know it is just a fraction of the cost of the len) but I am really curious to hear if there is really any noticeable differences for general photography ?

    Thanks.
    Good photography is not so much about what you use as the way that you use it.

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    Default Re: DSLR: Any differences between Hoya Pro1 Digital MC and MC UV(0) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JediKnight View Post
    Many photographers are divided on the use of protective filter, some feel that it is not necessary or taking the filter off for some types of photography shooting.

    Is it true that for digital photography a clear protective filter is all that is needed as the sensor does not have the sensitivity of film to UV and blue light. UV and Skylight filters are used for cameras with film ??

    Did anyone actually test (non-scientific) using different filters (perhaps different brands/types) and did see some differences for outdoor shots.

    Is B+W really worth the money even for a 17-55mm/2.8 len (I know it is just a fraction of the cost of the len) but I am really curious to hear if there is really any noticeable differences for general photography ?

    Thanks.
    NC gives slightly more saturated colour than L37c. This might got to do with the improved coating rather than the UV cut which would benefit film more. Never compared Hoya but I guess the newer Pro1 digital protector has a better coating as well.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 11th February 2008 at 05:07 PM.

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    Default Re: DSLR: Any differences between Hoya Pro1 Digital MC and MC UV(0) ?

    I was reading some reviews with test shots on other forums, it was never convincing enough or tell the differences from the photos taken with various filters. Guess a hood mounted is more important for outdoor shots than picking on the type of filter.
    Good photography is not so much about what you use as the way that you use it.

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    Default Re: DSLR: Any differences between Hoya Pro1 Digital MC and MC UV(0) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JediKnight View Post
    Many photographers are divided on the use of protective filter, some feel that it is not necessary or taking the filter off for some types of photography shooting.

    Is it true that for digital photography a clear protective filter is all that is needed as the sensor does not have the sensitivity of film to UV and blue light. UV and Skylight filters are used for cameras with film ??

    Did anyone actually test (non-scientific) using different filters (perhaps different brands/types) and did see some differences for outdoor shots.

    Is B+W really worth the money even for a 17-55mm/2.8 len (I know it is just a fraction of the cost of the len) but I am really curious to hear if there is really any noticeable differences for general photography ?

    Thanks.
    I have been using Hoya Pro 1 Digital before making a switch to B+W. Other than B+Ws are much easier to clean, there is a difference in both qualities.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Default Re: DSLR: Any differences between Hoya Pro1 Digital MC and MC UV(0) ?

    Honestly I find that the lighting conditions, camera settings play a bigger part in the resulting photo than a filter as long as it is of a reasonable quality. Have yet to try B+W, although I don't have any doubt about the physical quality of the filter itself since one must be paying top dollars for one to start with. But whether it really makes a difference - unfortunately not convinced for now...but am still learning...

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