View Full Version : UV filters for camera
07-10-2006, 10:23 AM
Just got my Canon Digital Rebel XT last Friday. I think one of those UV filters would be a good investment....esp w/curious baby hands and trips to the park.
07-10-2006, 12:32 PM
I don't have recommendations of where to buy, but I would recommend Hoya. They're the best of the low-mid price range. Personally, I'd skip the budget line and get the coated one - here, that's the line in the blue packet. Anything labelled HMC (multi-coated) or Pro will be even better.
Size wise, you'll need 58mm for the kit lens. Did you get any other lenses? Do you want filters for each lens, or one that you interchange? I do the latter, since I have big lenses that the good filters are very expensive. You need to get step rings for each different size lens you have though, but they're usually very cheap, under $10.
07-10-2006, 05:59 PM
I was going to say get a Hoya too. :lol: I never take mine off. All the other filters go over it. Once upon a time a long, long time ago. When I took photography in college, the teacher said that keeping the filter on at all times can prevent damage to your lens. You can replace a filter cheaper than you can replace the camera lens if it gets scratched or gouged.
07-10-2006, 09:43 PM
I only have the one lens that it came with....18-55mm, so excuse my stupid question lol, but I would be getting a 55mm right? I just got confused when you mentioned 58mm
Thanks for the brand recommendation - that's totally what I was looking for since I don't know anything about photography.
07-10-2006, 10:36 PM
Karen, there are two different mm measurements on an SLR camera lens. The one you're familiar with, the 18-55mm measurement, measures the zoom length of the lens.
The other measurement is the diameter of the lens. That's probably 58mm. You can check this by looking along the rim of your lens near the end that points away from your camera. This will be the size you'll buy all of your filters, lens hoods, etc. in. Basically, anything that goes on the end of your lens needs to be that second size.
07-10-2006, 11:06 PM
thanks everybody! Funny...I was just looking at the 1st pix I took w/my new camera and it was a shot of the lens cap on the tray table and I see it says E-58mm lol.
Glad I'm asking all these 'stupid' questions lol...will really help me research on my own time before buying.
07-12-2006, 09:32 PM
I have Hoya on my old ones and B+W 77mm MRC on my 20D
you can find the filters review on the link below too:
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