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Old July 29th, 2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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UV-Fliter, "Snap-On" for PD-170

Anyone know of, or of more import have experience using a "snap-on" uv filter for the 170? I am purchasing my 170 next week and would like to protect my lens at all costs. However I would like to be able to quickly remove it when I run into reflection issues durring a shoot.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 01:43 PM   #2
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If you buy a good multi-coated filter, like a B+W, you won't have a reflection issue at all. I cannot recall, in 5 years, having any problems with good quality filters.

I would like to see a good quality snap in but I'm afraid the mechanism will be so bulky that it might intrude at wide angles.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 02:43 PM   #3
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I'm with Miike on this - go for the very best super multi coated filter you can lay your hands on. I have two VX2ks, one with a totally uncoated UV, one with a S-HMC Hoya, and I can demonstrate in seconds why you should go for the multi-coated one.

I like your idea for a snap on/off filter (a bit like the Raynox wide-angle lenses), but I've never seen them. I'd like one too, as whenever I use a wide-angle converter, off comes the filter. Every single time.

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Old July 29th, 2005, 03:26 PM   #4
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If you buy a good multi-coated filter, like a B+W, you won't have a reflection issue at all. I cannot recall, in 5 years, having any problems with good quality filters.

I would like to see a good quality snap in but I'm afraid the mechanism will be so bulky that it might intrude at wide angles.
Any suggestions on one to buy? I've read that in some cases the filter shows up around the edges in shot footage. Any truth to this? Also how is Vallejo these days, is their still a "cookie hill?"
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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:07 PM   #5
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If you stacked a load of filters one on top of 'tother, then it would indeed vignette the image. But you're safe with one or two filters of the same thread size.

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Old August 17th, 2005, 09:17 AM   #6
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I was using some screw on UV filter for a few months dunno what brand it came with one of my cameras..

Anyways I just bought a Century Sunshade and UV-410 4x4 glass filter what a difference that was. I still can't believe it.. It set me back about $600 but it also included a rotating polorizer as well.. The glass sure makes the difference or the quality of the glass or something..

I know ebay sells like 3 snap on filters for the PD-150/170 for like $20 not sure on their quality..
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