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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:31 pm 
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Hi All

Finally i have bought my dream lens Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS mk2 lens , i am yet to receive it and will get hopefully on coming monday.. (cant wait to keep my hands on that :lol: ) .

However , which UV filter and polarizing filter will be good for that lens? Any suggestions will definitely help me out.. Please reply to me...

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As this is a professional lens, I presume it has a 77mm filter thread, which is a fairly standard size for professional lenses. I'm looking to get one myself for my 70-400 - also a professional lens and 77mm too. I've heard good things about Hoya's HMC versions, B+W,...there are really too many of them :). Sony offers them too - expensive, but they have a Carl Zeiss T* coating so I think I'm going for that one. Personally, for that 70-200, I'd take a B+W or so...

Hope there are people who can give better and more advice - I'm not really into filters. All I have at the moment is a Cokin 77mm UV filter as protection, so...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:53 pm 
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Thanks mate

BHPhotovideo site suggested two UV filter.

1) Hoya - 77mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Haze

2) Tiffen - 77mm Digital Essentials Filter

Later one is bit expensive though..

But i thank you for your suggestions on B+W

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If you have the money and want something quite high end to match the lens, I'd suggest the Hoya HD series. HD uses tougher glass too so can give more protection than normal filters. On a budget, Hoya HMC UV(0) or UV(C) are a fair balance of performance and cost.

See also here where I did a comparison of various Hoya filters in the past for anti-reflection performance. There is also a link to an external site which did a bigger set of tests on many more filters.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:09 am 
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Thanks Popo

Will go through those reviews and decide on those filters...

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