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Old Aug 19, 2004, 4:16 PM   #1
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What types of filters (UV, IR, Polarized) are recommended for the D70 with

the 18-70 DX & the 70-200 f/2.8D VR lenses.



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Old Aug 19, 2004, 4:29 PM   #2
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Another question, would you recommend getting seperate filters for the 70-200 (77mm) and the 18-70 (67mm) or using a step down ring adapter and use the 77mm filters on the 18-70 (67mm).



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Old Aug 20, 2004, 12:07 AM   #3
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To start with, you should ALWAYS have a U/V on every lens at all times to protect it. Having one filter is no use if you drop a lens while changing it and scratch the glass. I speak from experience not because I have damaged a lens but because I have smashed filters which protected the lens.As regards the make of filter, I have not tried the Nikon own since I find them inordinately expensive, and have used Hoya for 20 years with no problems. I would not go for a very cheap marque for no reason other than caution. Finally, by all means use an adaptor for the 77mm 70/200 but personally I carry two U/V and two polarisers.
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Get a filter dedicated to each lens. My vote goes for B+W filters, I just like how well made they are. I've had pebbles flinged at my lenses from the spinning tires of a sports car, the filter took the brunt of it, leaving the lens unscaved. You couldn't go wrong with Hoya as well.
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Old Aug 20, 2004, 9:24 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replys. Are the Tiffen and Sunpak filters worth considering, I've used the Tiffen in the past on a much lower grade camera but can't seem to remember (getting too old!!) if they were any good.



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Old Aug 20, 2004, 6:13 PM   #6
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First of all you should by protecting filters (UV) for all your lenses. Whether you need other filters depends of what you want with your photos.

You shouldn't compromise on filter quality. Don't buy SUNPAK filters, buy NIKON filters or at least BW filters. What's the point in having great lenses, if you put bad glass in front of them.




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Old Aug 21, 2004, 4:10 PM   #7
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I chose to go skylight in lieu of UV/haze/NC filter for "full time protection". It supposed to add a slight warmth to the scene and block UV at the same time (Nikon DSLRs have been criticised as having too blue and cool default WB). Of course, this same effect can be achieved by fine tuning WB to -1 or -2 for slightly warmer tones. In this regard, the D70 excells in offering easy fine tuning to image parameters.




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