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Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 5:54pm

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This might be a really obvious question, but coming from someone who has never used filters, I think it's okay.

Q: If I buy a filter for a video camera, [ex. day for night filter for GL-2], will it be able to fit, or are filters specific for certain cams. If not, how does it attach?

I'm really sorry for this brief moment of stupidity,
-j
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 5:57pm

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You need to make sure you get the right size filter, for the GL-2 that would be 58mm.

Hope this helps,

JJ
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 5:59pm

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The filter "Screws" on to the lens. You need Lens filters that will fit your lens (in this case the GL2), not all lens' are the same and so any filters you're interested in ask the manufactor if it will fit on your camera lens.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:02pm

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Oh, and the first filter you should get is a UV filter. Firstly it filters UV rays, secondly it protects your lens (and this is why most people fit a UV filter first).

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JJ
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:11pm

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If you just purchased or are thinking of purchasing the Canon GL-2 there are some minor accessories you may want to look into. One major thing you should invest in for the camera is the UV Filter. It screws onto the lens on the Canon GL-2 and it protects it from the UV Rays and scratches which can damage your lens. This glass filter will not effect your lens either than protect it. If you get a scratch on the real lens you won't be able to just simply get a new lens its something you will have to live with so I suggest you looking into a UV Filter. There is also a pretty good filter kit with 3 filters which could come into good use for you including the UV Filter for $314.99 at www.cameratopia.com. Also leaving the UV Filter on all the time will not effect anything as you can actually attach other filters and etc onto the UV Filter. The Canon GL-2 takes 58mm. Also you can by the UV Filter seprately for 149.99 here's the direct link to it http://www.cameratopia.com/products.asp?product_id=10614

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Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:14pm

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And those filters at cameratopia will fit the GL-2, correct?

-j
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:15pm

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58mm yes.

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Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:17pm

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jjuerss wrote:

You need to make sure you get the right size filter, for the GL-2 that would be 58mm.

Hope this helps,

JJ
Is it 35mm or 58mm? And also, if you purchase a wide angle lense, will a UV filter be able to fit on it? Thanks,
-j
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:24pm

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Sorry about that..didn't mean to confuse you I must correct my self..the Canon GL-2 takes 58mm.

Not sure...although the UV Filter does have coiling on it for you can attach other filters and etc...so by my understanding the wide angles lens should be able to connect directly to the UV Filter. Worst comes to wors just take of the UV Filter for the time being and use the wide angle lens. Try calling them at Camera Topia they would tell you and its toll free and great support.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:31pm

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look on ebay or search other sites...you can get a UV Lens for way cheaper than that...I'm talking under $20...If you spend more than that you are getting ripped

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Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:38pm

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One word of caution though. Buy cheaper lenses by all means, but there is usually a reason they are cheap. I made the mistake once of buying the cheapest polarizing lens for my XM-2 (GL-2 in the North America) that I could find and it was such poor quality as to make it virtually unusable. I would suggest going on recommendation or trying out lenses before buying them.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:48pm

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I have a tiny water spot/dust speckle on my primary lense of my GL1 frown Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it? Have any of you taken a lense apart? I have a feeling if I send it in, I'll get charged thick for unneccesary charges surprised
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:49pm

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Yeah but we are talking filter's here which are nothing but lens protectors with a fun color...I have purchased numerous filters over the years...And all of the under $20 UV filters have been high quality...

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Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:55pm

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Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that just because they are cheap, they are poor quality, just that the chances that they will be poor quality will be much higher. I think 'Buyer Beware' is the best advice here.

Also, I personally prefer to buy things on recommendation, thats why I ask so many annoying questions on FXHome.com razz
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 6:56pm

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Something like this?


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004ZCJI/103-0971089-3401420?v=glance
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 7:14pm

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How exactly do UV Filters improve the picture quality?
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 7:24pm

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Hmmm, interesting question. As far as I know, they reduce the haze you sometimes get on distant objects when using film, not sure about digital though. I shall research this now and get back to you.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 7:25pm

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OK - found the answer...

http://www.cameragear.com/uv.asp
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 7:26pm

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And here...

http://www.digitalnetshop.com/viewitem.php?IndexID=805
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 7:56pm

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jjuerss wrote:

And here...

http://www.digitalnetshop.com/viewitem.php?IndexID=805
That's not 58mm, unless we've stopped refering to the GL-2...in the GL-2's case, what would be the difference between http://www.digitalnetshop.com/viewitem.php?IndexID=934 and the first link you put up. The first link sells filters below $10, but this one is like $60. What is the difference?
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 7:58pm

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Those links I posted were merely to explain the purpose of the UV filter in general terms.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 8:56pm

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thanks for that,

I wish I had a decent cam, my consumer-level JVC doesn't support any filters sad
Posted: Mon, 24th Nov 2003, 12:17am

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Arg, I hate to keep draggin' this thread on but...

What would be my best choice for a 58mm UV filter...that isn't going to be a risky buy or a "buyer beware" type thing. The only reason I'm doing this is because I don't want to make the wrong decision, I'll let the people with more knowledge of cameras make the mistakes for me. wink

Thanks in advance,

-j
Posted: Mon, 24th Nov 2003, 1:09am

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Tiffen filter's like the one that you pointed out are well known and widely used from the professional to consumer classes...Filters will fit any type of camera with the same lens size of lens of the camera no matter what the brand...you don't need some special filter type for each camera brand...

Canta unsure