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Need advice on protective filter and lens hood

shorty1
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I am looking into purchasing a UV filter to protect my 18-135mm IS USM lens. Is the B+W 67mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter a good filter to use if I would like to keep the filter on all of the time? Would a standard lens cap fit on top of this?

 

Is the Canon EW-73D lens hood a good lens hood to use on top of the Canon 18-135mm lens?

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RobertTheFat
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@shorty1 wrote:

I am looking into purchasing a UV filter to protect my 18-135mm IS USM lens. Is the B+W 67mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter a good filter to use if I would like to keep the filter on all of the time? Would a standard lens cap fit on top of this?

 

Is the Canon EW-73D lens hood a good lens hood to use on top of the Canon 18-135mm lens?


B+W filters are excellent but expensive.

 

Most in this forum would probably say that you don't need a protective filter, especially if you're using a lens hood. I think I fall into that category, though I did once try to nibble while covering an event that had a buffet table, and stuck the end of my lens into a dish of sour cream dip.

 

There's no such thing as a good or bad Canon hood for one of their lenses, just the right one or a wrong one. Always use the one they recommend, or it may interfere with the field of view. Lens hoods typically have very close tolerances in that respect. If you use a 3rd-party hood, make sure it's an exact replacement for the correct Canon hood.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

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Bob from Boston,

Not every couple years?

"Lots better than cleaning the mist off every couple minutes ..."

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!