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03-24-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Bigma Owners...

What UV filter did you get to protect your investment??
I am looking at a Sigma 86mm Digitally Optimised, UV (Ultra Violet) Wide Angle Multi-Coated Glass Filter for 89.95 with free shipping for my Sigma 150-500mm lens and I was wondering if there is a better one for under a 100 dollars?

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03-27-2009, 08:23 AM   #2
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No one can suggest a UV filter or some kind of filter or glass to protect my 86mm lens? Under a 100$

Thanks Jack
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
No one can suggest a UV filter or some kind of filter or glass to protect my 86mm lens? Under a 100$

Thanks Jack

Hoya makes good filters:

Hoya 86mm 86 mm HMC UV(O) filter -0584 - eBay (item 220362698523 end time Apr-16-09 18:33:42 PDT)
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Jack - I was going to reply earlier, but I didn't really have any information so I held off - sorry. I think that Sigma multicoat filter is probably about the best price you'll find on a MC filter.

I had a protection filter on my bigma, but it wasn't MC, so I usually took it off when shooting. I see non-coated filters on ebay for as little as $10, but if you want to leave it on and shoot through it (I do this with most of my lenses), that Sigma filter's probaly a decent deal (though I haven't really shopped around). My main reason for attaching the filter was to protect the lens while traveling with the hood reversed in my bag - I wanted to protect the element in the event the cap came off... Another interesting option for this sort of protection would be a Hoodie cap from lenscoat - pretty affordable and looks useful, but I've never used one.

Good luck.

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Ok thanks guys.. I'll just get the Sigma since it's MC and the Hoya dosen't say what it is.
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Ok thanks guys.. I'll just get the Sigma since it's MC and the Hoya dosen't say what it is.
Actually, HMC stands for Hoya Multi-Coated, but I've heard of lots of counterfeit filters being sold as legit, so I dunno about the one linked to...
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