Filter advice

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by John, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have just bought a Canon SX10 IS and old instincts tell me I should fir a
    filter to protect the lens. At one time I wouldn't have considered using a
    new lens without permanently fitting a filter.

    I am not sure if there is a thread - or just grooves in the front of the
    lens - but a 52mm filter seems to reluctantly screw on - however, as it may
    not be a thread and it may be forcing itself in I have been careful not to
    turn it as far as it will go.

    Question - I have 2 filters a Skylight 1B and a Skylight 1A (both Hoya).

    Would you recommend I use one - if so, which?
     
    John, Jan 26, 2009
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    Woody Guest


    If you consider it necessary then use the 1A. A 1B filter used to be
    used to remove the blue hue that was very common on some print films -
    notably Ektachhrome, whereas a 1A is more like a slightly 'heavy' UV.

    Have a close look at the Canon web site re filter fitment.
     
    Woody, Jan 26, 2009
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    Bruce Guest


    As so often, DPReview is wrong. The Canon SX10 IS has no filter thread.
    Canon was due to release a filter adapter in November 2008. I suspect
    it might be quite difficult to find. However, hard to find Canon
    accessories can usually be obtained quite easily from:

    David S H Leung
    34 Goodmayes Road
    ILFORD
    Essex
    IG3 9UN

    Tel: 020 8590 3268
    Email:

    Sorry, I cannot find a web address. But Canon service from David Leung
    since 1971 has been second to none.

    As regards filter type, digital sensors are very much more reflective
    than film and filters should be chosen with that in mind. Older Hoya
    filters are unlikely to be good enough to avoid ghosting and flare.
    Also, skylight filters introduce an unwanted pink or yellow colour cast.

    I would recommend a B+W F-Pro UV 010 MRC (multi-coated) filter. The UV
    filter is colourless so will not introduce a cast.

    Price depends on diameter but they are all available at reasonable
    prices on eBay UK from sellers based in Hong Kong.
     
    Bruce, Jan 26, 2009
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