Do you use a UV filter as protection?

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Adielle Senior Member • Posts: 1,754
Re: Lens Elements vs. UV filters

JaKing wrote:

Wu Jiaqiu wrote:

JaKing wrote:

From my experience, the Hoya HMC filters make zero detectable difference to the IQ of any of my lenses, including my FTs 50-200 at 200mm or my 75-300 at 300mm.

Hoya HMC filters cost a LOT more than US$ 20 here in Oz, so do other good quality filters.

Hoya HMC filters start off at about 16 euros here, then depending on the size reach about 47 euros, they do much better ones that can get really expensive but the HMCs are pretty cheap

Gregg, that's about US$ 12-15 ...

Is that for the one for the 9mm BCL ... ...

I bought a 46mm one the other day. It cost about AUD$ 29 - about US$ 20. Anything larger costs (disproportionately) more. AUD$ 50-90 for the larger ones.

By the way, I do think that in daylight and generally in non-dark surroundings it will be quite rare to see any flare from that filter, it will just be masked by the amount of light. It's decent enough, not even remotely as terrible as the vast majority of filters on the market.

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