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Old Nov 9, 2011, 4:23 PM   #1
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Hi, I have yet to buy a filter. I have read some contradicting info, "you should use a filter/should not use a filter?
I am about to get a canon 100 macro (non us) and since its front element is kind of expossed and it is kind of expensive (for me) what are your thoughts and suggestions?

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Old Nov 9, 2011, 4:51 PM   #2
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If you're going to use a filter, use a good one. Whatever filter you use will degrade image quality, good filters less so. (See Good Times with Bad Filters.)

B+W and Heliopan are excellent as are OEM filters. Hoya and Tiffen top-of-the-line filters are ok. Don't waste your money on anything less.
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G'day marubex

The other thing to be aware of - with the front element being very exposed .... use the lens hood as much as possible

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While a lens hood is a good tool for protecting a lens, when doing macrophotography, the hood can block light to the subject.
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Thank you,

What about the marumi filters such as the super dgh? Lenstip rates them very well..
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Old Nov 10, 2011, 5:00 PM   #6
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Actually, no, they didn't. Hoya HMC and Pro1 and B+W MRC filters did better, and it seems that there was quite a bit of variability in the scores that Marumi filters got.
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