[nikonf4] Re: Protection filter questions?

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 23:58:01 -0800

        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.

Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 20          23:58 PST

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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