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    Default Ultra Slim UV Filter

    Hi,

    I jz bought a new lens and realized that the standard UV filter will caused the vignetting. After did some searching, found that ultra slim filter can solve this issue.

    Hence, can recommend any budget ultra slim UV filter?

    Thanks.
    camera-mαn

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    Default Re: Ultra Slim UV Filter

    What is your idea of "budget" and what kind of quality is acceptable to you?

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    Assuming you're using an ultrawide, which don't come cheap, don't cheap out on the filter.

    Actually no-filter is the cheapest, and will give you the best quality and no vignetting. No protection of course, so using a hood is probably a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daoyin View Post
    What is your idea of "budget" and what kind of quality is acceptable to you?
    actually i totally got no idea on the pricing of tis kind of filter.. with the budget of $50~100 can get a decent 1?


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin Francis View Post
    Assuming you're using an ultrawide, which don't come cheap, don't cheap out on the filter.

    Actually no-filter is the cheapest, and will give you the best quality and no vignetting. No protection of course, so using a hood is probably a good idea.
    16mm consider UW?

    hv consider "filter-less" b4, but... is new lens mah, must be "kia si" a bit

    using hood only can provide proper poctection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by navic View Post
    hv consider "filter-less" b4, but... is new lens mah, must be "kia si" a bit
    using hood only can provide proper poctection?
    Much better protection that these wanna-be protector filters. Your lens can stand a lot and a finger print or even a dead fly will not cause any trouble.
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    Default Re: Ultra Slim UV Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by navic View Post
    actually i totally got no idea on the pricing of tis kind of filter.. with the budget of $50~100 can get a decent 1?




    16mm consider UW?

    hv consider "filter-less" b4, but... is new lens mah, must be "kia si" a bit

    using hood only can provide proper poctection?
    Octarine once passed me this link on how much dmg a lens can take: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...t-element-take Hopefully you can be alittle bit not so "kia si". And like many others said: worry less, shoot more
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    Default Re: Ultra Slim UV Filter

    yes UV filter on digital lens is merely for protection only, cheap SLIM MC filter would be emolux, starblitz, phottix & nissi ranging from S$15-35(depend on filter size), better one would be kenko & hoya one ranging S$90-150(depend on filter size), B+W would be S$140++

    in the end it's a matter of preferences whether to go "naked" or with "armor", i prefer the later on cos i hve experienced moments when having these "armor" save the life(ok maybe life is to exagerating but at least it's resale value lol ) of my lens lol
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    Default Re: Ultra Slim UV Filter

    normally 16-17mm on a normal APS body shouldnt have vignetting with normal filter on.

    Currently using Tokina 11-16 filterless. If I were to get a filter for it. I would go for ultraslim one.

    Have you tried whether vignetting occurs on your 16mm with normal filter?
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    Thanks guys for ur replied & sources of the info, learnt new things..


    Quote Originally Posted by akszaksz View Post
    normally 16-17mm on a normal APS body shouldnt have vignetting with normal filter on.

    Currently using Tokina 11-16 filterless. If I were to get a filter for it. I would go for ultraslim one.

    Have you tried whether vignetting occurs on your 16mm with normal filter?
    I hv tried using the normal filter n shoot in 16mm, the vignetting was occured obviously..
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    Default Re: Ultra Slim UV Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by navic View Post
    Thanks guys for ur replied & sources of the info, learnt new things..




    I hv tried using the normal filter n shoot in 16mm, the vignetting was occured obviously..
    Which camera and lens are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    which camera and lens are you using?
    a550 + 16-105
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    Default Re: Ultra Slim UV Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by navic View Post
    a550 + 16-105
    From many online discussions, the 16-105 is known to vignette with regular thickness filters. You will need a slim filter. I recommend the Kenko pro-1D protector filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    From many online discussions, the 16-105 is known to vignette with regular thickness filters. You will need a slim filter. I recommend the Kenko pro-1D protector filter.
    Thanks bro..
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