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What size UV filters to get for a Canon SL1?

mystery250 5,800 978 November 27, 2015 at 10:21 AM
I ordered the Rebel SL1 EF-S 18-55mm IS STM & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Kit that was front page a couple days ago.

What size thread would I need for UV filters? I really don't want the lenses to get scratched up.

The only thing I'm worried about is getting decent photos out of the non-IS 75-300mm lens...

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They both use 58mm filters.
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I ordered the Rebel SL1 EF-S 18-55mm IS STM & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Kit that was front page a couple days ago.

What size thread would I need for UV filters? I really don't want the lenses to get scratched up.

The only thing I'm worried about is getting decent photos out of the non-IS 75-300mm lens...
If you want recommendations, I got Polaroid Optics 58mm Multi-Coated UV Protective Filter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003USV...wwbMWG4D7K for my SL1 kit lens, it works just dandy!
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http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8049091537/the-uv-filter
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Also, I'm almost thinking I would've been better off to buy the:

Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18-55mm IS STM & EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Kit Refurbished - $440

instead of the SL1 kit that doesn't have a telephoto with IS... $460ish shipped after tax vs $288.

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Also, I'm almost thinking I would've been better off to buy the:

Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18-55mm IS STM & EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Kit Refurbished - $440

instead of the SL1 kit that doesn't have a telephoto with IS... $460ish shipped after tax vs $288.

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Depends on how you're going to use it and what your level of skill is. The T5i is a more capable camera.
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Depends on how you're going to use it and what your level of skill is. The T5i is a more capable camera.
I know what I'm doing for the most part. The fact that the T5i's secondary lens has IS and is STM makes me think it may be worth it. Also, the articulating screen is nice. I've used some of those website comparison tools to find the differences between the two, but in your opinion, why is the camera itself more capable? Thanks!
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I know what I'm doing for the most part. The fact that the T5i's secondary lens has IS and is STM makes me think it may be worth it. Also, the articulating screen is nice. I've used some of those website comparison tools to find the differences between the two, but in your opinion, why is the camera itself more capable? Thanks!
The autofocus system has more cross type sensors on the T5i and the body is also slightly larger. As for the tilt screen, I have never had one on my Canons (7D MKii currently) and don't think I would use it often. I could see a few times it might come in handy but 99.99% of the photos I take are with the viewfinder. You don't hold a DSLR out at arms length and look at the screen to compose your shot often due to the size and weight, it's much harder to make it stable. Honestly the kit lenses shouldn't factor much into your decision making. If your serious you will likely replace them with faster better glass.

STM is only really useful for video because they make less noise and are smoother since it's a screw actuator, USM focus motors are arguably better for photography since they are faster. I believe at this point all the L glass lenses still use USM and none of the high end lenses have STM. This is irrelevant on the body you buy as both work.

IS is nice but it has it's limitations. In my experience I would rather have a faster lens than IS. Often times if you have good technique it's not the photographer thats introducing vibrations into the image, it's the subjects themselves that are moving during the exposure. With a faster lens/higher iso you can make the exposure shorter. Where it does help are on longer lenses in good light and again good technique here can do amazing things.

What type of things are you shooting and what are you upgrading from? you didn't answer that.
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People portraits. Animals. Scenery. Nature. Sunsets. Sunrises.

I'm upgrading from a bridge camera, Panasonic FZ70 so anything would be better than that in the DSLR world.

I have a fixed income - so whatever I upgrade to I probably won't buy another camera for a few years. Or lens, for that matter.

That's one reason I'm debating returning the SL1 and ordering the T5i with IS kit lens.

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The autofocus system has more cross type sensors on the T5i and the body is also slightly larger. As for the tilt screen, I have never had one on my Canons (7D MKii currently) and don't think I would use it often. I could see a few times it might come in handy but 99.99% of the photos I take are with the viewfinder. You don't hold a DSLR out at arms length and look at the screen to compose your shot often due to the size and weight, it's much harder to make it stable. Honestly the kit lenses shouldn't factor much into your decision making. If your serious you will likely replace them with faster better glass.

STM is only really useful for video because they make less noise and are smoother since it's a screw actuator, USM focus motors are arguably better for photography since they are faster. I believe at this point all the L glass lenses still use USM and none of the high end lenses have STM. This is irrelevant on the body you buy as both work.

IS is nice but it has it's limitations. In my experience I would rather have a faster lens than IS. Often times if you have good technique it's not the photographer thats introducing vibrations into the image, it's the subjects themselves that are moving during the exposure. With a faster lens/higher iso you can make the exposure shorter. Where it does help are on longer lenses in good light and again good technique here can do amazing things.

What type of things are you shooting and what are you upgrading from? you didn't answer that.
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I'll probably buy the T5i tomorrow if I do - I'm still kinda disconcerted on the reviews of the 300 non is lens.

I wouldn't be totally against going Nikon, but I don't like MIR's.

Today, I did a good many portrait style photos of some friends at the park. They didn't turn out nearly as nicely as I would've liked with my camera...

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The autofocus system has more cross type sensors on the T5i and the body is also slightly larger. As for the tilt screen, I have never had one on my Canons (7D MKii currently) and don't think I would use it often. I could see a few times it might come in handy but 99.99% of the photos I take are with the viewfinder. You don't hold a DSLR out at arms length and look at the screen to compose your shot often due to the size and weight, it's much harder to make it stable. Honestly the kit lenses shouldn't factor much into your decision making. If your serious you will likely replace them with faster better glass.

STM is only really useful for video because they make less noise and are smoother since it's a screw actuator, USM focus motors are arguably better for photography since they are faster. I believe at this point all the L glass lenses still use USM and none of the high end lenses have STM. This is irrelevant on the body you buy as both work.

IS is nice but it has it's limitations. In my experience I would rather have a faster lens than IS. Often times if you have good technique it's not the photographer thats introducing vibrations into the image, it's the subjects themselves that are moving during the exposure. With a faster lens/higher iso you can make the exposure shorter. Where it does help are on longer lenses in good light and again good technique here can do amazing things.

What type of things are you shooting and what are you upgrading from? you didn't answer that.
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I dont use any filter. Lens this days are build good.
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yea, uv filter just adds a false sense of security.
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