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  1. #1
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    Canon S3 SI Filters? Which and Where?

    Hi, i recently got a Canon S3 SI and wanted to get some filters (UV and polarizer) and dont know what brand to get, what size 52mm or 58 mm or where to purchase them for a good price. Im in Montreal Canada.

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    if you have the canon adaptor, then the size you want is 58mm
    if you buy one from lensmate online, you can get either 52mm or 58mm

    i have the canon 58mm one and have bought a Hoya UV filter and a Hoya Circular Polarising filter
    they have worked well for me
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    www.2filter.com click on price to view discounted pricing.

    www.lensmateonline.com for adapters they fit perfectly.

    52mm filters are cheaper in price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nism View Post
    i have the canon 58mm one and have bought a Hoya UV filter and a Hoya Circular Polarising filter
    they have worked well for me
    No need for a circular polarizer on most anything but an SLR. Linear polarizers work just as well on an S2/S3 and are about half the cost.

  5. #5
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    what about filters that are double coated versus HMC?

    Does the UV filter affect the image produced? Or is the UV filter just a lens protector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vio1 View Post
    Does the UV filter affect the image produced? Or is the UV filter just a lens protector?
    It's yet another piece of glass between the world and the sensor. How much it affects the quality of the image depends on the quality of the filter.

  7. #7
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    hello,

    a little over a year ago, i bought a camcorder and the experts said to buy a uv lens to protect the camcorders lens. so i did.
    i didn't notice that the video was worst with the uv lens.

    i'm wondering if the same is true for digital camera's?
    if so, i will gladly add this to my list of things to buy.

    thank you.
    indera

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    A low quality UV sensor will be noticeable. For anything but professional grade use I don't think you'll notice a difference with a high quality UV filter, and it does help protect the lens. The same is true for your video camera. A clean, high quality UV filter won't be noticeable.

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