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12-19-2009, 10:09 AM   #16
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I have ordered the filters.

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Wow... man I just bought the white kit for a very low price... but I was debating waiting for the two lens ket to get back to $668 - now it was $635? Crazy. If anyone doesn't care about the 55-300 - I'll pay you $150 for it!!! So you could get the black kit for...$485... Ah well, I kind of wanted a fun colored camera anyway!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Optical Illusion Quote
Wow... man I just bought the white kit for a very low price... but I was debating waiting for the two lens ket to get back to $668 - now it was $635? Crazy. If anyone doesn't care about the 55-300 - I'll pay you $150 for it!!! So you could get the black kit for...$485... Ah well, I kind of wanted a fun colored camera anyway!
Is that offer still available on amazon?
For the life of me, I can't find anything under $549 for a single lens kit.
Anybody can provide a link or something?
Thanks.
12-19-2009, 03:14 PM   #19
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I'm thinking of selling the 55-300mm lens.

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I was able to take advantage of the Amazon deal and was also able (through customer service) to apply a $50 coupon code. They said it would be a 12/23 ship date...we'll see.
Could somebody please give advice regarding what kind of filters I should be putting on these lenses?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dzn465 Quote
I was able to take advantage of the Amazon deal and was also able (through customer service) to apply a $50 coupon code. They said it would be a 12/23 ship date...we'll see.
Could somebody please give advice regarding what kind of filters I should be putting on these lenses?
Are you saying you were able to add another $50 off for the two lens kit?, what was the end price (is it 635-50 for 585?), and how did you do it, did you just call them?

Thank you.

P.S: The lenses IMO do not necessarily need any filters. if you want you can put a UV filter for protecting the lens, i never do it, not even for my 1k lens. Only useful filters for DSLR's are the circular polarizers and graduated neutral density filters. But, if you are new to DSLR's you will have your hands full operating that to it;s fullest, so i would wait on these as well.
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I think the earlier poster ($635 )got the #s reversed.....it should be $653. Yes I was able to get $50 off that price...final price $603.99 shipped.

Thanks for the lens advice. Should I be looking for something specific in the UV filter?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dzn465 Quote
I think the earlier poster ($635 )got the #s reversed.....it should be $653. Yes I was able to get $50 off that price...final price $603.99 shipped.

Thanks for the lens advice. Should I be looking for something specific in the UV filter?
UV filter is for protection and I don't own any in particular. As it is for protection only, the requirement is high quality glass that doesn't interfere with the IQ. I've heard great things about B+W filters .

I use circular polarizers and GND with a cokin P filter system. Bulkier, but I don't have to buy filters for each lens.

12-20-2009, 12:22 PM   #24
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QuoteOriginally posted by dzn465 Quote
Should I be looking for something specific in the UV filter?
Yes - you should be looking for the hundreds of previous threads on the topic, and seriously considering the advice of the many, many, people who say the UV filter is a waste of money - degrades IQ and provides very little in the of protection.
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I don't think UV filters are a waste of money. I see no difference at all in using a high-end filter. I had a Hoya UV Green filter that's made in the Phillipines before and it flared like mad and I could see a huge degradation in my IQ. But with my Hoya Pro1D Protector I couldn't see any differences at all in the IQ. I think it's because of low-end UV filters that people tend to exaggerate for the high-end ones.

In fact my filters not only protect my glass from any accidental damage, it also helps seal out dust even further from my lens. For my Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 for example is a vaccuum cleaner, equipping a Kenko Pro1D Protector on it helped seal out dust by more than 50 percent because there seems to be a small gap between the glass and the black cap for the hood to attach to.

To me UV filter is a necessity not just for protection of the glass, but protection from dust also. I feel much more confident cleaning dust out of the front of my filter than the front element of my lens. It's useful when that Rocket Blower can't blow that tiny speck off also. It's worth it if you spend the money on a high-end one like the Hoya/Kenko Pro1D's, otherwise if you buy one of those cheap 5 or 10 dollar ones, it's going to be very degrading for your lens.
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i would just add on filters to be careful re supposedly better b&w multi-coated uv haze filters. if you forget to remove them while shooting in low light, you can end up suffering the phenomenon of green "flying saucers". doesn't happen with the hoya prodigital clears.
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wow, this is a great deal. i bought my k-x from amazon with the 50-200mm lens for $650 a couple weeks ago...looks like prices for the k-x are still dropping...
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