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    Default Re: Lens Protector?

    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    UV filter is somehow for a beginner to start off ? Is it ?
    No, it's not. The original purpose of an UV filter is to block light of UV wavelength from entering your lens. Some beginners use it because they got scared by some other epople's stories, myth and whatever, some professionals use it because they like it, some other think it increases the resale value .. whatever rocks your boat. Ultimately it's redundant for taking a good pictures here near the equator. The UV blocking is something that is rather needed at higher altitudes and it was necessary during film era. Modern cameras and lenses either are not sensitive to UV or they block it by design (lens element coating).
    It's like you walking around the hole day using clear glass spectacles without correction. In certain situations it can cause reflections, if you want to use sunglasses you need to take them off. And ultimately any basecap with long shield will serve you better when the sun is burning down. Get a lens hood.
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    my lens cap shows LC - 52 52MM

    so i get 52mm uv filter which or 55mm ?
    im kidda blur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    No, it's not. The original purpose of an UV filter is to block light of UV wavelength from entering your lens. Some beginners use it because they got scared by some other epople's stories, myth and whatever, some professionals use it because they like it, some other think it increases the resale value .. whatever rocks your boat. Ultimately it's redundant for taking a good pictures here near the equator. The UV blocking is something that is rather needed at higher altitudes and it was necessary during film era. Modern cameras and lenses either are not sensitive to UV or they block it by design (lens element coating).
    It's like you walking around the hole day using clear glass spectacles without correction. In certain situations it can cause reflections, if you want to use sunglasses you need to take them off. And ultimately any basecap with long shield will serve you better when the sun is burning down. Get a lens hood.
    but im using 18-55mm kits lens . lens hood doesnt do any differences though ?

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    Default Re: Lens Protector?

    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    my lens cap shows LC - 52 52MM
    so i get 52mm uv filter which or 55mm ?
    im kidda blur
    Do you understand the difference between focal length and diameter? If not, please read up about the basics of photography in the sticky threads. Don't buy unless you know what you are doing.
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    Default Re: Lens Protector?

    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    but im using 18-55mm kits lens . lens hood doesnt do any differences though ?
    Please read: http://toothwalker.org/optics/lenshood.html
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    okie, i think you should start all over from the beginning..

    don't confuse urself.. go read up some basics.. and start with the basic equipment... then don't worry urself, and enjoy what you like to do with ur camera..
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