Filters for Panasonic 35-100 2.8 ??

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by PantelisMor, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013

    Finally i bought panasonic 35-100. I would like yous opinions about filters. What filters to buy except from the UV ?
    Do i need anything else ?

    Thx a lot ?
  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
  3. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013
    I think this lens i will use more for portraits and natural photography until to buy a macro lens.
  4. An ND filter would be useful if you want to shoot video: an ND16 would bring the shutter speed down to around 1/50 in sunny conditions at f/2.8. A polarising filter is also useful for making skies bluer and greens greener. I'd recommend using a UV filter if only to protect your £800 lens! I use a Hoya Pro UV filter on my 12-35mm and there's no necernible reduction in imagine quality.
  5. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    A UV can not improve an image. If you are lucky, it will not degrade an image. Filters are evil; they cost money, have bulk and weight, they can be damaged and will depreciate. The only filters you need for work in the field are a first class CPL (like B+W Kasemann) and a strong ND or VND for slowing down waterfalls, streams...etc. The rest of the effects can be easily done in the huge world of post processing tools.

    Lens hoods are well proven technology for protecting lens front element. A hood will not mess with the image and may keep out glare.
  6. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013
  7. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If you're using it for portraits, then definitely look at an ND filter. I would go with either a 2 or 3 stop filter. I use a 3 stop filter on my 1.8 lenses, which is basically a stop faster than 2.8, so you could go with a 2 stop. Honestly though, I'd go with a 3 stop to be safe. If it slows the shutter a bit too much, you can always compensate with exposure compensation, and the OIS of the lens since the subject is static anyways.

    For nature shots, definitely look at getting a CPL filter. The best (moderately priced) CPL's are either B+W or Marumi.

    Make sure that the filter has a coating, which helps with reduce flare.
  8. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Hi, are you trying to slow the shutter for flash sync?

    And multi-coated filters are even better.

  9. gs94121

    gs94121 Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    As happy Panasonic Lumix lens owner for m43 camera at 58mm filter size, I liked Marumi filters for protector, polarizer and variable ND.

    The link for Marumi filters are:
  10. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    I would get THIS one if you require a filter for protection. Not sure I would get it on eBay, but that is personal choice.