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Tue 02-Oct-07 06:39 PM

Hi guys!

Im new at this and obviously way out of my depth at the moment but I would like some advice please. I have just bought a Nikon D80 and I was told I need somekind of filter to protect my lens because filters are cheaper than lenses in case of damage. After checking online i see that a lot of people use UV filters and I checked out the prices and the Nikon ones are very expensive compared to others. I dont mind buying the Nikon filter as long as I know its not expensive purely because its made by Nikon....

So basically the question is....

Which UV filter brand should I buy?
(Bare in mind that Im the kind of person who would rather buy the expensive one if the differences are obvious! or to put it another way, even though i am in no way a photographer would a professional use Hoya etc... in terms of quality or would they ONLY buy Nikon regardless of expense.)