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5.0 out of 5 stars You need one of these to protect your expensive lens, 2 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Hoya 72mm UV Filter (Accessory)
The main use of a UV filter is to protect the front end of your camera lens. It does also cut out some of the atmospheric haze you get in distance shots. I've read two reviews claiming it stops glare, which to my knowledge is incorrect. Some sources state that a Skylight 1A filter will do the same job, but if you research further it seems that this has a slight tint to it, so the UV is better.
Remember that this is a further obstruction between the image you are shooting and your camera's sensor, so it needs to be as perfect as possible, and this make, Hoya, is about as good as they get. Don't risk getting some cheapo Far Eastern one with a name you've never heard of, it cannot be as good

I actually bought this as a replacement for my wife - no, for her camera I mean! Touring recently, she went in a loo that had no hooks, so she hung her slr by its strap on the door handle. Someone outside tried the door and the camera fell to the tiled floor. The filter smashed behind the plastic lens cap, but no other damage was done. Think what would have happened to her lens if she didn't have the filter on it! As another example, I once climbed a steep rockface with my camera strap over my shoulder and chest, but the camera swung round resulting in a big scratch right across my filterless zoom lens. That resulted in a very costly repair to have the front element replaced. A UV filter would have saved me that expense.
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2012 16:24:53 GMT
Mr M says:
Very helpful comments. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to make your contribution - thank you sir!
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