49mm UV filter /protective filter for nex 5n

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 49mm UV filter /protective filter for nex 5n
In reply to sonyman12, Feb 13, 2013

If you want to use one, get a good multi coated filter. These cost a lot, so decide if it is worth a $30-$50 US protection filter for a lens that can be replaced used for maybe $150.

A good filter will lessen image quality minimally, a bad filter can have a very noticeable impact on image quality (especially in terms of flare and ghosting shooting in contra light, bright back lights).

This is something you have to decide.

Eric

PS edit, the front element of the lens is usually very durable and coated with special protection coatings.  What will get them is rubbing sand or something on them.  You want to blow them off or lightly brush them clean before wiping them with a clean microfiber or equivalent (like a lens pen).

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