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Filter help please

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Ig7, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2011
    Waiting to get my OLy 9-18 and need advise on what filter to get. I know that b+w is the favorite but does anyone have any experienc with Promaster Digital HGX? UV filter? Its is their top of the line filter and the store owner highly recommends it
    Thank you
  2. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
    Both are good enough for this lens. Promaster might be a rebranded Hoya HD, although it's just a guess. In any case the difference between top filters is rarely significant, I'd personally stick with B+W if they're cheaper. They might sell a slim version as well, and you'd better get a slim filter for the uwa lens: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/132972-REG/B_W_66_026923_52mm_UV_Haze_Slim.html

    The right place for this topic is probably in Accessories and not in Native Lenses or Olympus cameras.
  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've tested high-end, middle, low end UV filter against each other and against no filter and found no significant difference in the IQ between any of the test shots.

    I did find the higher the filter quality the less lens flare.

  4. Ig7

    Ig7 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2011
    Thank you