49mm UV filter /protective filter for nex 5n

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,130
You'd think he was selling filters...

GaryW wrote:

ropausa wrote:

Smoke, sand, wind borne things.

A filter nor hood will protect sand from getting inside the zoom mechanism. I've not had any front element damaged from the elements. I don't smoke, but I think that, too, would be pulled inside the lens when zooming.

As for your 18 to 55. Think about it. If your hood blocks light at 55mm then it has to vignette at 18mm. No choice about it. An effective 55mm hood has a smaller opening then an 18mm hood.

Less effective does not equal not effective.

You won't sway this guy from his nearly fanatical advocacy of Heliopan filters, Gary. It's almost like he was selling them or something.

In fact, he's been asked, more than once, if he has any affiliation with them, if he's a dealer, distributor, or rep, and he's declined to answer, every single time. I've noticed he's also like that about Giottos tripods, and Novoflex equipment, too.

I think what we have here is an old-fashioned shill, someone definitely associated with those companies, but without the moral fortitude to come right out and admit it.

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