[nikonf4] Re: Protection filter questions?

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:54:52 -0800

        I still have both filters but don't remember which was which.  I once 
got acquainted when I was doing slide dupes extensively, but never warmed up to 
this "81" series numbers ever since.


Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 21          19:55 PST

On Nov 21, 2010, at 0802 , Dave wrote:

> In CA, with all the UV, I put 81A on short lenses and 81B on long lenses 
> shooting Kodachrome.
> 
> From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Sun, November 21, 2010 2:58:01 AM
> Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Protection filter questions?
> 
>     Yea, I never cared for Skylight anyway.  During my infancy period on 
> photography, I didn't know any better and Skylight was what was most common 
> filters sold, so I had it on for many years.  
> Not knowing any better also meant negative film was all I knew, and I was 
> using B&W mostly, and there was no point of reference to compare color 
> rendition.  After knowing more, that was the first thing I ditched.
> 
> On Nov 20, 2010, at 1933 , Eric Welch wrote:
> 
> > Skylight filters are useless since lens makers started including UV 
> > filtration in the glue between elements. Another Leica innovation.  
> > 
> > On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:18 PM, Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> >>     I have filters on most of my lenses.  Personally I care neither UV nor 
> >> Skylight, but many of them are UV.  Canon has blank glass and that's in my 
> >> EF 28-70/2.8.  
> >> 
> >>     Coatings can be a problem in cleaning up.  I have one Nikon 77mm UV 
> >> that's got coatings messed up.  Maybe I should razor blade to peel it off.
> >> 
> >> On Nov 18, 2010, at 1757 , John Osthus wrote:
> >> 
> >>> Do you folks use a UV or skylight filter to protect your lenses?
> >>> 
> >>> I actually had a filter take the damage from a short drop once.  The 
> >>> filter broke but the lens was OK.
> >>> 
> >>> How about coatings vs. non coating for a 77mm skylight filter?
> >>> 
> >>> I have a Hoya HMC super multi coated uv0 on my 24-70.
> >>> 
> >>> I have a new 28-300 Nikon – I found a un coated 77mm tiffen “haze” 
> >>> filter.  OK to use that on the 28-300 or am I better off spending another 
> >>> $50 or so for a multicoated?
> >>> 
> >>> Curous about your thoughts…

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