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Old October 14th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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UV Filter on a Zeiss With Letus

My Zeiss lens (50mm/F1.4) finally arrived today and excuse the noobiness but I'm new to the 35mm adapter world and lenses.

I had a UV filter on my XH-A1 before and was wondering if it's a good idea to stick it on the Zeiss, or could this possibly detract from the quality the Zeiss will give me?

I suspect it won't and would be happier in the knowledge it's protected. That said, I was a little surprised at the light loss (I know it compares well to other adapters, but I've no experience of them) and my main concern is to get the best out of the Letus.

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Old October 15th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #2
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If you have it, you may as well use it. You need to whitebalance manually but this is best practice in any event.

There will be circumstances where intense sources of light just out of the frame may cause internal reflections but you will also get those with unprotected lenses anyway.

Another issue may emerge if you mount a mattebox and external glass filters on front. Then you may want to remove the UV filter from the lens.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #3
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Cheers Bob, I really hope Letus are paying you for the services you provide on this forum.

I've read lots of your posts (I'm talking about other posts here) and you never fail to make the technical sound straightforward with your thorough, down-to-earth advice.

For me, you've filled a lot of the gaps that Letus should really should be filling themselves via their website. The Bob Hart User Guide should accompany the basic instructions you receive with the Letus.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #4
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Old November 26th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #5
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Through all my research, it seems that the 50mm 1.4 is the best all around lens when shooting with the Letus, especially if it is your only lens, yes?
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:33 AM   #6
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Through all my research, it seems that the 50mm 1.4 is the best all around lens when shooting with the Letus, especially if it is your only lens, yes?
Well John, If it's your only lens, then yes, it would be your best all around lens choice!
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