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Old Dec 7, 2009, 7:47 PM   #1
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Hi

I recently got D90 and have 2 lenses , 18-105 mm kit lens and 70-300mm lens.

I am planning to buy some UV filters to protect my lens from dust and scratches. Which one do you recommend ?

I did some research and found Quantaray and Hoya Multicoated filters.
How is Quantaray ?

(Nikon is too expensive )

By the way, do you recommend to use UV filter on 70-300mm lens ? Will it bring any negative effect in quality of the pictures ?
Your suggestion will be highly appreciated. Thanks...
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Old Dec 7, 2009, 8:07 PM   #2
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Cheap filters can degrade image quality. Don't skimp.

Also, a filter on the 18-105 can cause vignetting, and the 18-105 vignettes just fine all by itself. So if you put a filter on it, get a thin filter.
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 7:04 AM   #3
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hmmm...ok
which one do you recommend to go between hoya and quantaray ?

Also do you recommend filter for 70-300mm lens ?



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Cheap filters can degrade image quality. Don't skimp.

Also, a filter on the 18-105 can cause vignetting, and the 18-105 vignettes just fine all by itself. So if you put a filter on it, get a thin filter.
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Old Dec 8, 2009, 12:17 PM   #4
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A very nice UV filter comparison test can be found here:

http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article...d_summary.html
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 2:53 AM   #5
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Tiffen haze-1 is my pick, been using them for years coming off a long film background. Where UV is more of a concern. Here is a test of couple of UV filters to confuse the matter even more weather you want a uv filter on you lens, the first part of the article makes a valid point about digital sensor. http://photo.net/equipment/filters/

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Old Dec 13, 2009, 9:18 AM   #6
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If you want to spend the extra money, the new tiffen HT line is very good and multicoated.
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