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    Default Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    I would like to buy a filter of 52mm thread. I just want it to protect the lens coating. Should I get a IR filter or UV filter or any other filter. Is there a filter without any coating? What is the cheapest choice? What kind of price range am I looking at?

    Thanks for your time.

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    u could get a HOYA UV filter for abt 10 bucks..hmm that will do

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    IR filter?

    no la. try to find this -> Hoya DMC protector.

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    i think shld go for the uv filter first.....block out the uv light at same time act as lens protector...can keep it on permanently also without worries.....other filters are more of a "use as per situation" basis.

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    A word of warning:

    If u use cheap filters beware of "ghosting effects" when u shoot at night. Will happen if your scene has bright spots of light. If u're affected just remove the filter before shooting, or buy the more ex. HMC filters.

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    HOYA

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    Quote Originally Posted by palm101
    I would like to buy a filter of 52mm thread. I just want it to protect the lens coating. Should I get a IR filter or UV filter or any other filter. Is there a filter without any coating? What is the cheapest choice?\
    The cheapest and best "protection filter" goes by the name "lens cap".

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    how much should I pay for a hoya uv filter? and where can i buy it?

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    Quote Originally Posted by palm101
    how much should I pay for a hoya uv filter? and where can i buy it?
    As seanlim mentioned, it's abt $10. U can get it from Cathay Photo, Alan Photo, MS Color and almost any other camera shops

    I have a spare Hoya 52mm UV filter ... If u want, I can sell it to u for $5. But u'll have to self-collect at Bukit Panjang ...

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    Quote Originally Posted by palm101
    how much should I pay for a hoya uv filter? and where can i buy it?
    About S$10. any cam shop will have.
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    Quote Originally Posted by solarii
    A word of warning:

    If u use cheap filters beware of "ghosting effects" when u shoot at night. Will happen if your scene has bright spots of light. If u're affected just remove the filter before shooting, or buy the more ex. HMC filters.
    how much is a HMC UV filter???

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    Default Re: Cheapest filter just for lens protection.

    Quote Originally Posted by syc77
    how much is a HMC UV filter???
    What your filter size?
    For a 52mm Hoya HMC is about S$20...
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