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9.5 out of 10

B+W 58mm UV Filter

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Overall 8
8.0

scientific filter

Zeca Moraes, B&H Photo
10 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This filter is for scientific purposes or experimental photography. It cuts out all visible light, but, and that's important, as far as I tried, it lets through the infrared "light". Since the CCDs and CMOSs are sensitive to IR and UV, they have a cutout filter for these radiations, so, in order to use this filter for UV photo, one must use both a cutout IR filter and the 403 UV filter.
  • Pros: Firm Mount, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Hard to use
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Overall 8
8.0

Not convinced yet

Ben, B&H Photo
22 June 2012
  • Excerpt: This filter appears to pass a lot of IR light as well as UV. Putting it on my full spectrum converted camera, I get similar results to IR, but several stops darker.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount
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Overall 10
10

A must for full spectrum camera owners.

Backasore, B&H Photo
18 April 2012
  • Excerpt: If you own a full spectrum or converted camera, and you have already mastered the art of infrared, you owe it to yourself to explore the unique world of ultraviolet. This filter blocks out all visible light and allows in only UV, which causes very dramatic colour effects. If you enjoy getting technical, or want to try something very different, this filter is something you will get alot of enjoyment from.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Filer

Benj, B&H Photo
3 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Very nicely crafted. Worth every cent. Using it for UV photography with my nikon FM2....so far so good! Highly recommended!
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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Overall 10
10

Love it!

Orbit, B&H Photo
29 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Using the filter with an IR modified K7 (clear conversion with hot filter removed). The filter is very dark, but using live view allows for composition. Handheld shots are possible in good lighting conditions, though it did take a moment to find the proper combination for good exposure due to the file factor.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

B+W filter - mandatory accessory

triggerfinger, B&H Photo
10 July 2008
  • Summary: Any time I purchase a new lens, a protection filter is a mandatory lens accessory for me. I won't begin shooting that lens without the protection afforded by a good filter. B+W filters are among the best quality filters: well made, clean glass, good rep. The question for me isn't whether or not to get a UV filter, but how can you drop serious $$ on a lens and not protect it with a basic filter?
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount
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Overall 10
10

Perfectly Clear

Nick M., B&H Photo
29 May 2008
  • Summary: I got this one for my 50mm 1.4 and it's perfectly clear. There's no loss in image quality.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
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