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No, Tiffen filters aren't that great. I'd go with a more reputable brand such as Hoya or B+W.
Good thing I asked. The first thing I found in google had someone claiming Tiffen were just as good as Hoya.

I already have a set of Hoya filters, but they are for my kit lens and wont fit!


Also shooting on a beach its going to be very sunny, but I need fast shutter speeds and its going to be hazy. Should I get a polarizing filter to try out along with a UV filter? Or should I save my money and just get the UV filter?
Edited by Infinitegrim - 7/29/11 at 12:10am
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post #12 of 24
I would go for a circular polarizing filter, but that's just me
And yeah, Hoya and B+W are great filter brands.
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post #13 of 24
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I would go for a circular polarizing filter, but that's just me
And yeah, Hoya and B+W are great filter brands.
OK I will try to find a filter pack, but I cannot find any on amazon.
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Since you have been a great help, does Hoya make different quality/lines of filters?


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post #15 of 24
I can't comment on CPLs but I am saving up for one.

As far as brands, I use BW MRC F-PROs or higher. There's no point in buying thousand dollar lenses and slapping a $10 filter in front of them

If you read up on filters in forums, there will be people who swear by them and swear against them. The latter say any additional piece of glass degrades quality and what not. I really don't care and use filters as a form or protection IN ADDITION to the hood.

EDIT: I don't care what the latter say. I can deal with the 0.01% lower IQ a high quality filter gives.
Edited by xxpinoyxx - 7/29/11 at 12:32am
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Since you have been a great help, does Hoya make different quality/lines of filters?

$40 for 3 filters...

$95 for 3 filters
What exactly do you need filters for? I wouldn't buy them just to buy them. Hoya makes many different lines of filters. The cheap ones only have one coat (not recommended) while the expensive ones use multiple coatings, which makes them have less of an impact on IQ.
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post #17 of 24
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What exactly do you need filters for? I wouldn't buy them just to buy them. Hoya makes many different lines of filters. The cheap ones only have one coat (not recommended) while the expensive ones use multiple coatings, which makes them have less of an impact on IQ.
For the Canon 70-200mm lens. I dont want to buy an expensive lens to have cheap filters ruin pictures.

So looks like I should go for the expensive filters.
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post #18 of 24
Keep in mind that filters induce flaring sometimes, especially at night with strong light sources, no matter how good the filters are. That can ruin a shot imho.

Edit: I use filters only when the weather is very humid or under drizzle, to seal my lenses.
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For the Canon 70-200mm lens. I dont want to buy an expensive lens to have cheap filters ruin pictures.

So looks like I should go for the expensive filters.
Yes I realize that but what do you need the filters for? If its a circular polarizer or ND you need, then get a high quality one. If its UV/protection, I wouldn't bother with that lens. The hood is plenty long enough to provide ample protection. No need to spend additional money.
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Well I was hoping to have atleast a UV lens because of the haze at the airshow last year. I wanted a polarizing to play around with, but I guess I dont really need it.
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