Hello, Im new to the forum and fairly new too using anything other than a point and shoot. I do a lot of technical hiking and ice hiking in the winter months. I mostly shoot my dog around water, ice, and waterfalls. Ive resisted a DSLR for years due to finances and the increased size and weight. I finally settled on a samsung NX10 and I know opinions vary on that, but it seemed right for me and my budget. I will be sticking with the included 18-55mm for a while, which is a definite upgrade from anything on a point and shoot, but certainly not in the realm of the high quality glass that most DSLR folks use. So this brings me to my question: what quality of filter is best suited to this quality of lens? I would assume images will only be as good as the weakest link in the optical system, so my goal is just to make sure the filter isnt the weakest link. Id also to avoid spending needless funds on a filter that is better than the lens itself, as I would imagine there is no use in having a great filter, with mediocre lens? Can anyone tell me where in the Hoya line this would put me? Im interested in a UV and polarized filter. Examples of the scenes I photograph can be found in my photo gallery if interested Jackson - Photo Gallery Remember, Ive been using a point and shoot and dont know much about photography...so dont laugh!