Best filter for D3000 standard lens (18-55mm)

Started Jun 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
tyyreaun Contributing Member • Posts: 523
Re: Best filter for D3000 standard lens (18-55mm)

While I have nothing against using high-quality protective filters, if you're talking about the 18-55, is it really worth protecting a $100 lens with a $50 filter? Any filter worth less than $50 will affect image quality - especially in bright conditions like on a beach.

I'd be less worried about getting water on the front element than about getting sand into the lens itself, and a filter won't protect against that at all.

A CPL is a different matter, of course - definitely recommend getting one of those, especially for the beach.

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