Recommendations welcome- protect my new camera!

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Questions thread
confyushis
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hood, yes ... filter, not so much ...
In reply to karma2m, Feb 8, 2013

karma2m wrote:
Should I buy a filter to protect the lens? If so, recommendations?

a UV filter is typically not necessary and may make your pictures worse ... any glass you put in front of your lens will reduce picture quality, though you may or may not notice a difference ... you would have to buy the filter adapter for about $20 and then buy a filter which may cost much more depending on quality ...

for protection you can buy a lens hood (LH-DC60) for about $20 (try bhphoto.com or adorama.com) ... it will also reduce glare and increase contrast, which no filter could ever do ...

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