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Hoya UV Filter 55mm - £1.95 *Reserve & Collect* @ Jessops

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Seems a great deal, as Jessops are selling other sizes at around £15. Can't vouch for whether they have any in stock as it's the wrong size for me, but hopefully this will help somebody.

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    capricornianz
    voted hot, but I was after a 52mm
    craigjamieson88
    Me too, unfortunately.
    Kurvz
    Voted Hot as this is cheaper than Ebay and China , good buy
    mccririck
    What lenses take this?
    harryg001
    craigjamieson88
    Me too, unfortunately.


    ...and me. Voted hot for those few who can use it though.
    Nips
    Only available for collection instore... None in leicester stores :(
    flam
    Don't forget to go through Topcashback and use 10% off code 'FILTERS10'
    Reserved two for £4.50 before cashback, thanks OP.
    wbmkk
    I used to be a keen photographer and had these on all my lenses.

    For a couple of £'s they are a good way to prevent accidental scratches to your lens, perhaps costings £100's
    T33TKT
    use FILSTERS10 for extra 10% lol
    F1_Fanatic
    The only thing Id use this for is gluing some welding glass on the front for a make-do ND10 filter. This UV filter will only heighten lens flare and greatly reduce image quality. If you do want to stick a UV filter on the front at least do four pictures the justice and get a UMC (Ultra-Multi-Coated) version. I don't dispute the price is great but unless it is only being used once in a blue moon (very harsh conditions) shooting away from direct light, you would do better with just your lens hood.

    You may find this link handy:

    http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article-UV_filters_test_Description_of_the_results_and_summary.html

    Not trying to undermine the deal, I just believe if you are spending hundreds (thousands) on your lenses, dont stick a cheap bit of glass on the front to ruin it.
    gizmouk
    mccririck
    What lenses take this?


    Fairly standard size for kit type lenses.
    Best check the diameter of the objective (front) lens before ordering though - either measure it, or look it up online.
    Unless of course you're lucky enough to be using a "mother of all lenses" with a rear mounted drop in filter :)
    gizmouk
    F1_Fanatic
    The only thing Id use this for is gluing some welding glass on the front for a make-do ND10 filter. This UV filter will only heighten lens flare and greatly reduce image quality. If you do want to stick a UV filter on the front at least do four pictures the justice and get a UMC (Ultra-Multi-Coated) version. I don't dispute the price is great but unless it is only being used once in a blue moon (very harsh conditions) shooting away from direct light, you would do better with just your lens hood.

    You may find this link handy:

    http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article-UV_filters_test_Description_of_the_results_and_summary.html


    Not trying to undermine the deal, I just believe if you are spending hundreds (thousands) on your lenses, dont stick a cheap bit of glass on the front to ruin it.


    Good post, with salient points.


    I was talked out of using UV filters to "protect the lens" when I first started out, when another photographer asked "why spend £3K on a lens which has been hand made, only to have that piece of sh1t put in front of it?" A fair point.
    Since then, I've been shooting motorsport trackside for quite a number of years, and have still yet to have a lens damaged by any flying debris / grit / dust.

    The lens hood is more enough protection. If you still manage to damage the objective lens with a lens hood in place .. then maybe photography isn't for you !
    flam
    The pro & cons of 'filter' or 'no filter' is an age old debate and it will go on for a long time. Each of us has different atitude to this.

    For thos decided to use UV filters infront of their lens, this may be of interest http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article-UV_filters_test_Description_of_the_results_and_summary.html


    See F1_Fanatic has posted the above link

    Edited By: flam on Mar 20, 2011 12:17: Edit
    davej1710
    Dropped my lens about 6 months ago (semed like slow motion - saw it slip out of my hands and hit the floor hard) and it was on a rare occasion when I'd taken my hood off the front which is where it hit a basic carpet tiled floor, no underlay - had a Hoya pro 1 uv filter on it and it cracked the filter glass and dented the frame. Did exactly what it should have done and protected the lens glass and saved a very valuable lens from replacement. Would highly recommend a lens protector if you swap lenses - I wasnt sure myself about spending so much money until this happened. Glad I did though. For £1.50 as a start its a good purchase, but as others said, go for a better quality filter if you can afford it for better results. My lens have had decent quality UV filters on them ever since.
    davej1710
    flam
    The pro & cons of 'filter' or 'no filter' is an age old debate and it will go on for a long time. Each of us has different atitude to this.

    For thos decided to use UV filters infront of their lens, this may be of interesthttp://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article-UV_filters_test_Description_of_the_results_and_summary.html


    Thanks for this - useful
    maverik_77
    Sorry guys, i never received any items from Jessops after successful reservation 3 times ...Standard reply...."Sorry sir, there was a problem in our reservation system".. So any reserve and collect from Jessops is cold for me.... ..
    frakison
    ^^ I'll second that, they really are a useless bunch of ineffective ******* (insert your relevant word!!).

    As for the whole UV filter v's no filter. Im yet to see a definitive on this and as a keen amateur, it does my head in. Like giz said, theres the camp that say they protect the lens (seems a good idea) and the others that say why put something infront of a specialised lens that will reduce its performance (also a very reasonable argument!). I use one, but as I've never shot without it I can't say one way or the other, but I do get a lot of lens flare. Problem is, if you dont use a filter, how do people recommend cleaning the lens?!?! I dont mind using a glasses cleaning cloth on a £15 filter but I wouldn't be so keen using it on a £400 lens :|
    flam
    I compromise:
    In general use I have no filters on my 'cheaper' lenses but always have a filter on my 'expensive' lens. But I take them off when shooting in 'friendly' environments or doing critical shoots.
    Tyranicus66
    Get a lens hood instead, it will protect your lens (unless you really try hard to poke it with stuff) and reduce lens flare.
    gizmouk
    frakison
    ^^ I'll second that, they really are a useless bunch of ineffective ******* (insert your relevant word!!).

    As for the whole UV filter v's no filter. Im yet to see a definitive on this and as a keen amateur, it does my head in. Like giz said, theres the camp that say they protect the lens (seems a good idea) and the others that say why put something infront of a specialised lens that will reduce its performance (also a very reasonable argument!). I use one, but as I've never shot without it I can't say one way or the other, but I do get a lot of lens flare. Problem is, if you dont use a filter, how do people recommend cleaning the lens?!?! I dont mind using a glasses cleaning cloth on a £15 filter but I wouldn't be so keen using it on a £400 lens :|


    Regards cleaning the lens.
    I use a Giottos Rocket blower to get most of the dust off, then gently wipe with an Opticlear wet glasses tissue to get most of the remaining small particles off. If required, use a dry spectacle cloth to take any smears off.

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