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    Default Q about hoya filters

    Hoya HD CPL is also uv protected ?
    does that means i dun not have to take in and out the filter ?
    im using a 18mm-55mm and 55-300mm wad kind of filters should i use to protect the lens and for better photos
    thanks

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    Default Re: Q about hoya filters

    Do you normally put on your dark glasses at home?

    Same apply to your camera.

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    Default Re: Q about hoya filters

    Quote Originally Posted by crow84 View Post
    Hoya HD CPL is also uv protected ?
    does that means i dun not have to take in and out the filter ?
    im using a 18mm-55mm and 55-300mm wad kind of filters should i use to protect the lens and for better photos
    thanks
    Just get a regular UV filter will do if u just want to protect the lens and the filter rim itself will have the 'UV' printing.

    Since u're using 18-55 no point getting a CPL as the lens front barrel rotates when focusing.
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    Default Re: Q about hoya filters

    Quote Originally Posted by crow84 View Post
    Hoya HD CPL is also uv protected ?
    does that means i dun not have to take in and out the filter ?
    im using a 18mm-55mm and 55-300mm wad kind of filters should i use to protect the lens and for better photos
    thanks
    rule of thumb, the more glass in front of the lens...the picture iq is more or less degraded already so it depends on what you hope to achieve.

    being made for film camera, uv filter does nothing substantial for digital camera other then protect the front element of the lens from getting dirty or even prevent breakage.

    however there are several grades/kinds of filter of which a simple search will avail the various varieties especially CPL filter.

    better photos depends on user. nicer photos on the other hand is subjective from viewer to viewer.

    I myself use a combination of hood + filter for my work lens.
    Last edited by Reportage; 5th May 2010 at 07:54 AM.
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    Default Re: Q about hoya filters

    so that means i jus buy uv-protection filter for both the lens is good enough ?
    or do i need a cpl filter for 55-300 ?

    last question
    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/TRANSCEND-8GB...item2eac87583f
    any idea why so cheap ?
    Last edited by crow84; 5th May 2010 at 10:11 AM.

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    any recommandation or uv filter ?
    B+W XS PRO UV Haze MRC ???

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    IMO, A Hoya Pro1 Digital UV filter is good enough..

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    Default Re: Q about hoya filters

    Quote Originally Posted by crow84 View Post
    any recommandation or uv filter ?
    B+W XS PRO UV Haze MRC ???
    For kit lens,a basic Hoya or Tokina will do

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    Default Re: Q about hoya filters

    Quote Originally Posted by crow84 View Post
    so that means i jus buy uv-protection filter for both the lens is good enough ?
    or do i need a cpl filter for 55-300 ?

    last question
    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/TRANSCEND-8GB...item2eac87583f
    any idea why so cheap ?
    Ya go get the CPL. Oh there are also ND filters. You should also buy ND 2 to ND 10.

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    Marumi is an excellent choice between performance and price. My 62mm MC-UV costs less then $30 and so far i have no complains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crow84 View Post
    so that means i jus buy uv-protection filter for both the lens is good enough ?
    or do i need a cpl filter for 55-300 ?
    55-300? Where did you got that lens from? You don't need a CPL for a lens, you need a CPL in certain situations and for certain purposes. Please spend some time with homework. Helps a lot and you might find the answer faster than waiting here. The advantage of UV protection for a lens is debatable. Never seen a lens with sunburn. Some Sigma lenses have been reported with 'skin rashes' and peeling. But that occurred at positions where no filter will help. Your images will not need any UV filters. The amount of UV passing the lens can be neglected when shooting here in SG. If you need to protect the lens from your clumsiness then any UV or clear filter will do - or a good lens hood.

    last question
    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/TRANSCEND-8GB...item2eac87583f
    any idea why so cheap ?
    One topic per thread please. Rule of thumb for such offerings: If it is too good to be true .. well then it is
    You ask for protection for some cheap lenses and even consider B+W but you want to scrimp on memory cards? really funny way you got here. Save the money, get Hoya filter. Use the saved money to get a proper card for your images from a local shop. You can easily replace a filter but the pictures of your holidays saved on a cheap memory card (fake?) are gone. Your choice.
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    thanks for all the advise

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