Can I use the same UV filter on XF35 as on XF18?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Ramirez, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Ramirez

    Ramirez FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Before I travel all these long miles after my X100S and XF35 this incoming Tuesday...

    I'm wondering: can I use the same UV filter as I used on the XF18 on the XF35? (As I'm going to trade in the XF18 for the XF35.) I would like to save some of my money in not having to buy another UV filter.
     
  2. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    The XF18 and XF35 are both 52mm threads, yes you can use the same filters on the lenses.
     
  3. Jman13

    Jman13 FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    Just use the hood and don't worry about the filter except in areas where there's blowing sand or water or such.
     
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  4. Mytola

    Mytola FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 10, 2013
    You can use the same filter, yep. However, a UV-filter will degrade image quality without really protecting anything. The glass in the filter is actually quite brittle, and it shatters easily. If it does, it will blast the front element of your lens with small, sharp glass shards which will leave scratches and marks on the front element. Having a UV filter on the lens is actually worse than not having any, in most cases.

    The hood is a much better option for protecting the lens. The front element can take a lot more than you might think as well. UV filters are often recommended by camera stores, and that's mostly because they sell them with a very high markup.
     
  5. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    Fellas - the OP only asked if they would fit, not wether or not one should use a UV filter. Some folks always do, some never do and some do some of the time - it is personal choice.
     
  6. Mytola

    Mytola FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 10, 2013
    As the OP has got several good and correct answers to the question, I don't see the harm in elaborating on the subject of UV filters? It's true that it's a personal choice, but a lot of people use them because the guy in the camera store told them to, instead of pointing out the problems with the UV filters.
     
  7. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    Mytola I agree with you and Jman13 about UV/Clear filters.