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    Default Macro lens need filter?

    im intending to get tamron 90mm.. just wonder.. do i need to use uv filter for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WatWatz
    im intending to get tamron 90mm.. just wonder.. do i need to use uv filter for that?
    It's totally up to you whether you want to use a filter

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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    In case an insect sees your eye through the lens and suddenly feels scared or sick .. might be helpful
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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    you should get a filter to protect your lens. If you scratched your lens your heart will ache, but filter can change @ quite cheap prices too. Bought my filter for $15 (58mm) at Click! tampines 1, so I think spending this little amount to protect your lens, it's worth it.
    (: nothing is good or bad - it's just how you look at it :)

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    im thinking to get whether b+w XS uv.. is it good choice? or is there such thing as clear filter?

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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    depends on the lens that you are using & how much you r willing to spend. if it's just for protection, then u can just get a normal filter, HOYA will do. but if you are having tele-lens & really into qualilty then go ahead.
    (: nothing is good or bad - it's just how you look at it :)

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    The tamron 90mm macro lens front element is quite deeply recessed , if you put on the hood , quite unlikely to get the front element scratched unless it's a direct hit/ poke .
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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    The Tamron 90mm is about $600. Either you get a good UV filter or not at all.

    Personally I'll skip the filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    The Tamron 90mm is about $600. Either you get a good UV filter or not at all.

    Personally I'll skip the filter.
    any reason to skip filter?

    i found out the cheapest 90mm is 495 from artworkfoto (grey set)
    or t k foto 530 local set

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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by WatWatz View Post
    any reason to skip filter?

    i found out the cheapest 90mm is 495 from artworkfoto (grey set)
    or t k foto 530 local set
    Any cheap piece of glass you put in front of your lens will degrade the quality of the image.

    I do not use any filter on all my lenses

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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    that means i get either hoya HD UV or b+w xspro its a good choice right?

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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    I use b+w MRC F-pro on my macro lens, bought from mass sales for $40+. So far no issue.

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    Default Re: Macro lens need filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpriest View Post
    I use b+w MRC F-pro on my macro lens, bought from mass sales for $40+. So far no issue.
    ok...thx for reply... i guess ill b using xspro...

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