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Old March 25th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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UV Filter on the FX-1000

I want to use a 72 MM UV filter on the FX-1000.. (essentially to cover the glass).. Will it impact the video in a negative way?
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Old March 25th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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Many pros say yes -- any extra piece of glass can hurt your picture. Others say that it's worth it to protect your lens. The no-sayers maintain that the huge hood on the 1000 does a fine job of protecting the glass and you'd only need extra protection of you are shooting in harsh (wet, salty, sandy) environments.

If you're willing to spend upwards of $100 or more for a piece of clear glass, you will not likely notice any degradation. But a cheap $20 filter from Wal-Mart... yeah, maybe.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 02:31 AM   #4
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piece of mind.

I will never forget the scratch I had on my Sony TRV900.

Must have got it from the mad rush of a wedding day.

Never ever again will I not have a UV lens protector NOT on my FX1000.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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I purchased the Promaster one that is supposidly designed for HD cameras... it was ~$60, compared to the $20 cheapo. I wouldn't go without one!
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