Excerpt: I just use it to keep dust out of the lens and possible scratches. Doesn't add any more weight or size to the lens and no image distortion. Best of all it's free with the lens purchase.p, thanks B&H.
Excerpt: I often take photographs in a dusty environment and I consider the UV filter to be cheap insurance to protect the fore-optic of my lenses. I had previously purchased an off-brand UV filter (not from B&H) and when I took a few photographs with a shallow depth of field I noticed a series of repeating...
Excerpt: I use the Hoya HD on all my lenses.
My sister borrowed my camera, and dropped it lens down 4+ feet to a tile/concrete floor. The filter ring bent but nothing broke. Camera & lens are fine. I did replace the filter, but still have it as a backup.
Very well made, clean easily and now tested tough.
Excerpt: I started out using UV filters more so for lens protection, rather than improving my image quality. However, I notice a difference when using this filter. A UV filter is a good, everyday filter to have, and I leave mine on all my lenses. It also works well with other filters.
Excerpt: Great protection for my newly acquired
70-200 F2.8 VR-II lens. I have used it in the past on my other high quality professional lenses. Also a plus for filtering out UV, easy to keep clean, and will not scratch easy. I definitely would buy and highly recommend this product . . . !