WAL - Could you please tell me if the filters they offer in this ebay auction are ok

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by igmolinav, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I may buy for the first time on ebay. They offer with the purchase of the lens, a kit of filters.

    What do you think about the quality. Is it alright ??

    B&H offers the same lens for $599 + $40 for a Hoya UV filter.

    Is the filter kit (Krystal Brand) and the cleaning kit for extra $40 worth it ??

    Thank you very much, kind regards,

    igmolinav.

    P.S. By the way, is it, in your opinion, too much to pay $35 usd for 2nd day shipping ?? They are in NYC and I am in Maryland. B&H shipping quote is $11.00 usd
     
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  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    First, those filters might not even work on that lens. Looks like that ultra wide 11mm lens might require special ultra-thin filters. If you even use filters which mostly you will not as they don't work well with such a wide lens.

    Second, it's a no name brand not worth owning even if it were given away free

    Third, don't buy stuff like this on eBay, stay with the top tier resellers
     
  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Those filters are garbage. You get what you pay for. The filters that are ones to get are B&W, Sing-Ray or some Hoyas.

    I made the mistake years and years ago to get cheap filters. HUUUGE mistake, especially if you are going on a vacation to some place far, far away. Why take chances, and degrade you images with cheap glass filters.
     
  6. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi guys,

    Thank you very much for your answers : ) !!! I really appreciate it !!!

    Very kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     

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