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Old January 22nd, 2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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HI,
I've got a vx2000 w/out a uv filter on it, I have been browsing around and there are varying prices for them, is any brand a standout as far as filters, wil a simple single coat do it? do I wabt a warn filter? Anything else I should know?

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Old January 22nd, 2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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You want a standard UV filter. Any warming tone will be white balanced right out if you balance with the filter in place.

Multi-coated is well worth the price. I favor B&W but they are expensive. Some of the manufacturers like Tiffen produce a UV filter that is made with green glass. They also make more expensive filters with 'crystal-clear' glass. While the green will be balanced out, it does take some of the balance space away from the camera for use when compensating for environmental conditions. Specifically, since flourescent fixtures sometimes put out greenish light, you would have two greens to counteract. At some unknown point, the camera will run out of compensation range.
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Old January 24th, 2004, 02:59 AM   #3
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I use the B+W 58mm multi-coated for my GL2... I believe this can also be put on the VX2100. This filter is expensive, but worth it in my opinion. ($30 at B&H)
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Old January 24th, 2004, 03:34 AM   #4
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That Hoya super slim UV sure seems like a fine filter.
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Old January 24th, 2004, 11:43 AM   #5
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Most 'slim' filters don't have front threads so consider that if you would have a problem with not being able to stack filters.

Most stock camera lens don't need the thin filters so be certain the slim label comes from a slimmer-than-normal mount rather than thinner-than-normal glass. You want the highest strength glass you can get consisten with good optical qualities.

I have settled on the B+W brand because I can depend on them to make a high-quality filter both mechanically and optically. I don't have to revisit the filter-company selection decision time-after-time.

Same thing with auxiliary lenses. Century Optics will always be up near the top of the food chain without being silly about prices.
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Old January 24th, 2004, 05:12 PM   #6
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Hoya, Heliopan and B+W make slims with threads in the front.
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Old January 25th, 2004, 01:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help guys, It's looking like B&W or Tiffen right now.
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