Best UV Filter if $ is no object


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Hi guys,

Anyone knows what the best UV filter is if $$ is not an object? Looking to get a good UV filter 77mm.

The Hoya HMC that I have is quite bad, each time there's an accidental oil stain on it, it takes AGES before it can be wiped off. The more you wipe, the oilier it gets.
 

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Nikon L37C mm - UV filter
Nikon NC77 mm - Neutral colour filter

If you shoot digitally exclusively, get the NC, I highly recommend it, let me know if you want to see the filter.
 

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Thanks ESPN - as always, the first to volunteer information :)

THe NC is better than the UV if shooting digitally? whats the advantage?

And...can I ask how much $$$ is the NC and UV? :p :p
 

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If you shoot digitally exclusively, get the NC, I highly recommend it, let me know if you want to see the filter.
How much it cost? Where can I get from? Any indicative price for 67mm?
 

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NC is highly coated, it's almost clear see through, no tint nothing :) easy to clean also.

L37C is a UV coated filter, meant to filter UV rays for film bodies. Clear see through but one of the best I can find around with no tint.

B+W has a silght reddish tint. Hoya is totally CMI (and no, I don't care what you folks say).

L37C 77mm - $115 (CP)
NC77 77mm - S$120 (I think)
 

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B+W UV Haze 010 (MRC) :thumbsup:

Very nice multi-coating and solid construction.
 

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then guess its time for a NC77 for me when I next pop by that area :)

So you're saying that UV rays no need to be filtered out for digital bodies?

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NC is highly coated, it's almost clear see through, no tint nothing :) easy to clean also.

L37C is a UV coated filter, meant to filter UV rays for film bodies. Clear see through but one of the best I can find around with no tint.

B+W has a silght reddish tint. Hoya is totally CMI (and no, I don't care what you folks say).

L37C 77mm - $115 (CP)
NC77 77mm - S$120 (I think)
 

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Yep... sensors aren't affected by UV lightings. The UV in the light will cause hazy images to the film bodies, but AFAIK, digital bodies aren't affected. :)

I use the NC when I use the glass on digital bodies, else I use L37C when I shoot film. :)
 

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Went to Peninsula & Funan during lunch and seems like no body selling NC77? :dunno: CP and John 3:16 only selling L37C but currently out of stock! Any other place to recommend?
 

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Optical quality wise i think the Nikon is the best.

However based on my 'not too long' experience with both filters, B+W MRC seen to be more scratch resistant than Nikon L37C. It is also seen to be easier to clean than the Nikon.
 

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how different are the 'haze' filters from the normal UV ones?
 

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Too me, all UV filters are the same. I usually buy the cheapest one. When it is all dirty, just clean it. If is scratched beyond service, change it.

I prefer to invest my money elsewhere.
 

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Too me, all UV filters are the same. I usually buy the cheapest one. When it is all dirty, just clean it. If is scratched beyond service, change it.

I prefer to invest my money elsewhere.
Not so simple if you are using the filter to take better photos. Flare from a poor quality filter can mess up the photo.
 

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Flare? Okay, I got really lucky. I have about 4,000 slides at home taken through a US$10 Kenko UV filter. None of them have flare.
 

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