How to choose type of lens filter??


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TsQ

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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?

thks! :)
 

sORe-EyEz

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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?:think:

. 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...
 

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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...
 

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TsQ said:
dont think i will do much with filter effects type...

is UV filter good enough?
Yeap, a normal UV or Skylight filter is good enough.
Get a multi-coated one if possible for best quality. Stick to more popular brands like Hoya.
 

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