Summary: Sure there are other, cheaper filters, but I just seem to prefer the Nikons, the thread always match right up, easy on and off and they take a beating. I may not be traditional in the sense that I love to touch up photos and soften them in post production so I like the protection and versatility of a clear filter. I have several filters but always rely on the clear when I can't control a situation.
Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Summary: This filter is a must for protecting my lens from scratches and dust. It doesn't alter the image or the tone of the image. It is priced right, competitively with filters of much lower quality, for that matter. [...
Pros: Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction, Thin and made in Japan
Summary: I installed it to the new lens as soon as I bought it. It's very nice, doesn't affect the photo, seems like absolutely invisible for the camera, but protects the expensive lens and does what was expected.
Pros: Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Summary: I opted for the Nikon filter because I had read reviews of off-brand filters being too thick for the 20mm Nikkor. When trying to clean the glass, the glass itself rotates within the mount. Not what I expected for the price and from Nikon.
Summary: I bought this filter for my 18-200mm lens. Use of a neutral lens is an ideal way to protect your investment. It certainly has given me peace of mind knowing that the lens is protected. Obviously it’s cheaper to replace a filter than a lens if it gets damaged. The filter ring itself is very thin, which can help to avoid vignetting caused by bulky filters.
Pros: Compatible with: AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D, AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED, and AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D.
Summary: There is not much to say about a clear piece of glass other than it is a pricey clear piece of glass. The caveat: the quality is apparent once you pick it up and mount it to your lens. I have had other "filters" throughout the years and this one is certainly the sturdiest.