Who makes the best quality orange/red filters?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by john_johnson|33, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Will be buying an orange and a red filter soon, so just wondered if anyone here had good experience with any brand in particular.
    I need screw in filters, so none of the Lee stuff I don't think.
    Thanks!
    Alex
     
  2. Leica re-released them this year...
    B+W (by Schneider Kreuznach) might be good enough too? They seem brass mounted.
     
  3. SCL

    SCL

    I personally like B&W, mostly for my Leica gear.
     
  4. Hoya filters are very good and test among the
    best. There's a website that posted results of
    methodical tests of many filters.

    The main advantage to brass runs is they're less
    likely to jam, but the good quality aluminum ring
    filters haven't jammed on my lenses.
     
  5. I've used everything from Tiffen to B+W. As long as they're coated and dont' jam, not sure I've seen any difference in my pictures.
     
  6. The main advantage to brass runs is they're less likely to jam, but the good quality aluminum ring filters haven't jammed on my lenses.​
    If the lens' filter thread is metal, brass can really help prevent jams. Most modern lenses have plastic filter threads, so those don't get much benefit from brass.
    Henry Posner
    B&H Photo-Video
     
  7. Thanks for the replies! The B+W multi coated look decent, so I think I'll grab a couple of them.
    Thanks again,
    Alex
     
  8. I respect Heliopan as much as B+W.
    Les
     
  9. Heliopan is good enough for the biggest Hollywood motion picture productions using the most expensive lenses on earth -- they should be good enough for you too.
     
  10. I guess that Heliopan and B&W are the best. Brass or aluminium are the same, provided you don't need to show off you muscles when tightening them.
    B&W super mulicoated filters lose little to spurious reflections. The key to good filters is also their planar perfection, something that requires good instruments to measure any discrepancy from true linearity across the surface. B&W and Heliopan are probably among the better ones in this sense.
     

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