70-200 2.8 VR

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  1. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Hi.

    I finally got my lens today. I have a quick question. I would like to protect me investment using NC filter or UV filter. Which one shoud I use? What's the different between those?

    Thanks
    Marek.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    After a bit of research, it seems that 'NC' is Nikon's own labeling. UV is 'Ultra Violet' and is a general label for most filter manufacturers.

    I'm not sure if there is a real difference between Nikon NC filters and Nikon UV filters....but someone speculated that they are switching their UV filters to the NC nomenclature.
     
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    Alot of different theories on this but I am one of the believers...

    Whats the point of putting cheap plastic/glass filter over expensive good glass.

    Obviously if you going into an environment where your lens has a high risk of being damaged, by all means but otherwise....
     
  5. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    You right. I did some research and NC and UV is the same thing. Why Nikon has to be so different?:er:
     
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    Hoya SHMC Pro UV filters. Don't accept the cheaper ones. On this lens the cheapies impact the performance visually.
     
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    Really? I though NC was just a clear filter without UV filtering made simply for protection.
     

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