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Old October 28th, 2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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Help me choose a filter for my vx2100

Hey guys, I'm new to the intermediate (prosumer) stage. Would you please recomend a filter that I can permenatly keep on my vx2100. I know it uses 58mm size. I just want to keep the lens protected from scratches and what not. I have heard that inexpensive aka cheap filters can actually add glare and what not.. and I have seen some very expensive filters from 100 - 800 dollars!!!

Can you please recomend a UV or some type of basic not noticable effect... (or benificial effect) that is expensive enough to be worthwhile, but inexpensive enough to be affordable? I mean brand and all

Thanks... Many more questions to come

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Old October 29th, 2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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Some people insist on using expensive, multi-coated filters. A B&W brand UV 58mm filter may cost around $50. to $60.. I've had a couple of them, but could never see any advantage over the $22. Tiffen that I use now on my VX2100. You have to be careful how you rub multi-coated filters when you clean them, as the layers can wear off unevenly. On less-expensive cameras, I've used Hoya UV filters that cost only $10. and could see no optical problems. If you shoot at times when there's a bright Sun, low in the sky, problems with glare can be worse and an expensive filter might be more valuable then. My main purpose in using a UV filter is for lens protection and since I use a telextender about 90% of the time, I have one on the lens on a limited basis.

If you go to the B&H Photovideo website, they have one of the best selections of filters and you can find a lot of different brands and prices.
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