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Canon UV Filters


As a new owner of a 60D, I want to get a UV filter to protect the lens, and Canon makes 3 of them.  There are 3 different ones, and no data given for selection.  Should I get the priciest one, or go for one of the cheaper versions?


Can someone compare them for me?




Rising Star

Don't know much about Canon brand filters but they seem to be mediocre.  My personal preference is B&W but be prepared to a little extra.  Whatever you do don't skimp on quality unless you have a real crappy lens.   Another option for protection is a lens hood.


I agree - Canon filters are middle of the road quality wise. I like B+W because they use brass rings (painted black). Hoya Pro are also good (aluminum rings). You can find descriptions at B&H video (premier photo equipment seller) or Amazon. A lens hood also provides a lot of protection. There are always lively discussions about using a filter for protection or not. Seems to run about half and half for and against. I use B+W MRC filters on all my lenses. MRC is B+W's multi-coated filters.



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