Newbie advice needed

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  1. tahmail

    tahmail TPF Noob!

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    I'm a total newbie at the DSLR world and need advice on where to go to get some clear glass lens protectors for some Nikkor lenses. What should I expect to pay for, say a 52MM protector? (I don't want junk but I don't want to go broke with these things)! Thanks all.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They are called UV filters - available wherever photographic products are sold.
     
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    A 52mm UV filter shouldn't cost you more than $20 or $30 for a pretty descent one. You can find them all over the place from online vendors to local photo shops.
     
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    Jeremy Z No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you're going to put one on your lens, remember these things.

    1) With each layer of glass that's between your subject and the sensor, contrast is lost. For this reason, lots of us don't bother with the filters, we're just careful not to bang the lens around.

    I'd expect to pay about $30 for a Hoya or Tiffen.

    2) If you do want to put the filter on just for peace of mine, make sure you spend a little extra and get a multicoated one. Multicoated ones will have a green or purple tint if you look at them at an angle.
     

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