UV Filters : Two Second Tip
What is a UV filter?
Apparently it brings out details that the haze of the sun stops. Its a bit like wearing polarised sun glasses.
Do I need one?
Use them to protect your lens. Once you’ve scratched your lens, you’re buggered. So why take the risk?
The argument is that it will reduce the quality of the final image in some cases. Its true, that if you are going to go to the bother of buying a lens in the first place then spending £30 on a very good B+H UV filter is worth it.
Look at it this way: you buy a nice lens and then stick a crap piece of glass in front of it. Why? Cos you don’t know any better you silly plonker!
If you don’t want to buy a filter the alternative is a lens hood. This is meant to protect from wind, dust, rain and light. It therefore protects the lens, and stops your fingers getting near it too.
If you scratch the filter, you buy another, your down £30, not £300. Sounds good to me.
Remember, before buying, check the size you need (in mm) if you don’t know, google your lens and check the specs.
Thanks for reading,
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