Tuesday, 15 May 2007


I've always been a believer in using UV filters to protect my lenses. One of the first things I do when I order a lense is to check the filter size and grab a UV. I have until recently just slapped any old make on the front irrespective of make, my thinking was that it's just a UV what difference can it make. Well ... alot is the answer, I recently had experience with a high street brand name filter which caused a drop in light equivalent to at least one stop!

I am now using Hoya Super-HMC Pro1 filters, they are usually around £50-£100 each for a 77mm but I recently grabbed 2 for that price from a famous auction site ;)

So in short, buy the best filters you can afford it *does* make a difference!


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