27th July 2005, 11:37 AM
How to choose type of lens filter??
I have a Sony video cam and i think it uses a 25mm diameter lens.. it have a build in lens cap but manual so i always forgot to shut it..
what i plan to do is buy a lens filter.. so incase i forget to shut it i still have it protected...
so, what kind of lens filter should i get where at the same time it can improve picture quality?
28th July 2005, 11:20 AM
howabout getting a step-up ring- so u can fix a UV filter + some other filter in d future wen u move on 2 filter effects it unlikely to cause vignetting?
. step-up ring:- a metal ring w/ threads of 2 diff sizes
but u may need a new lense cap 4 d new filter size...
28th July 2005, 10:03 PM
dont think i will do much with filter effects type...
is UV filter good enough?
28th July 2005, 11:07 PM
it should b, most other filter will cause ur image to darken abit. try shooting w/o window glass, & w/ tinted window glass of diff luminousity (if there's such a word).
also consider d quality of glass. some brands hav single or multi-coatings 2 increase light transmission 2 close 2 99.97%. but u'll hav 2 pay abit more (luckily ur filter size small).
do scout diff shop & ask d $$ of each kind of brand, quality, etc. if u do not c d diff between d more costly stuff, jus get d cheaper 1.
jus like food 4 example, i dun pay $10 if $6 stuff tastes same 2 me. sales ppl will always 1 2 push 4 sales...
i hope tt helps u bit here & there...
29th July 2005, 12:43 PM
Yeap, a normal UV or Skylight filter is good enough.
Originally Posted by TsQ
Get a multi-coated one if possible for best quality. Stick to more popular brands like Hoya.
29th July 2005, 12:46 PM
For best optical quality, no filter is the best...just remember to always put the cap back on....