49mm UV filter /protective filter for nex 5n

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski
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In reply to ropausa, Feb 13, 2013

ropausa wrote:

GaryW wrote:

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?

I use the Canon 28 to 300mm L lens. It comes with a very impressive looking lens hood. But if the lens hood does not vignette at 28mm it does nothing in the way of protecting against flare at 300mm. If it did work effectively at 300mm it would vignette badly at 28mm. So I leave a Heliopan Digital filter on the lens at all times for both protection and improved colors.

ropausa, almost all your posts here  advocate products from Giottos, Heliopan, or Novoflex. You often get very aggressive and defensive in your advocacy of these brands. Because of this, you have been asked before if you have some sort of affiliation with them, and declined to answer.

I think that's something that really needs to be clarified, as there appears to be a large conflict of interest here. Do you have any financial connection with any of those brands? Are you a compensated representative of any of them? A distributor, marketer, or spokesperson, perhaps?

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