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Recommendations welcome- protect my new camera!

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Questions thread
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James Cafferty
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Re: hood, yes ... filter, not so much ...
In reply to confyushis, Feb 8, 2013

confyushis wrote:

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 ...

I agree with confyushis: skip the filter (unless you have young children or touchy-feely friends or relatives)

Buy a lens hood for outdoor pictures, store it reversed on the lens fitting

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Good luck! 

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