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Old June 11th, 2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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the multi coated filter that isn't

Just a warning that www.7dayshop.com (who are generally pretty good and on the ball) have just sent me a ''multi coated Hama UV filter'' in a 58mm fitting. The bumpf alongside the picture on their web site clearly states that it is multi coated, yet the filter arrives and is uncoated plain glass, although it is ''Digital and High Resolution'' (sigh). We are in contact over this.

The protective UV (or skylight, or ND or polarizor) becomes your zoom lens' front element, and as such it is imperative that this front to the world is super multi coated. It's more important that this is multi coated than the front element of your zoom, funnily enough.

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Old June 11th, 2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hi Tom,

Been thinking of getting a UV filter for the Techpro Wide angle
Always used one on my stills cameras, whether Nikon or Canon... usually the company's own make...

What do you reckon to be the best multi-coated filter?

Hoya?, Hama? or just stick with Nikon or Canon.....?
Have you experience with any of these?

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Old June 11th, 2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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I must admit to never bothering to filter my video wide-angle converters, though like you I always did so for my 35mm lenses.

When I've bought Hoya S-HMC filters I've always been very pleased with them, and anything that meets Nikon's and Canon's specifications (as I assume they're bought in for those companies) must be trustworthy too.

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Old June 11th, 2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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I just purchased a B+W multi coated UV to replace a Tiffen. Im not a filter expert but I can say that the B+W is of much better quality. You can hardly even tell that there is glass in the ring its so clear compared to the tiffen.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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I too find B+W to be very good. Tiffen and Hoya have gone down in quality (IMO) a bit from the 70's when I used to buy stacks of filters for still photography.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 01:25 PM   #6
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Tom, how do you verify whether the filter is multicoated?
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Old June 11th, 2004, 11:31 PM   #7
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i too find the b+w filter to work great on my 2100. just buy it from b&h because they're trustworthy and it will say on the site multi coated (and that will be the truth).
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