49mm UV filter /protective filter for nex 5n

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
GaryW
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Re: 49mm UV filter /protective filter for nex 5n
In reply to ijustloveshooting, Feb 12, 2013

ijustloveshooting wrote:

sonyman12 wrote:

tell me examples! hoya

i really hate removing and putting lens cap on my lenses, hence i use uv filters, and do not use lens caps....uv filters for only protecting my lenses from finger prints, hard impacts so on...however, in good light, i never noticed even minor IQ drop, but in the nights, they causes flares...

citiwide : too bad,, they're flare king.

hoya : tends to flare too,

hama pro class : very minor flares,

b+w : like hama, it still has very minor flares,

heliopan : worse than hama and b+w.... these are my experiences...

These sound like more reasons not to bother with a UV filter.  I read a long time ago that you can put the hood on and consider that that offers some protection.  Considering the high cost of a "good" filter, it's hard for me to justify on my inexpensive lenses, and on an expensive lens, would I want to compromise the IQ at all?

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