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questions about filters...


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justin Basic Member
Sun 31-Dec-00 01:00 AM

Hi Nikonians!
I'm starting to get involved in this filter/no filter/which filter debate. Now I have a couple questions (maybe they've been asked already, but I haven't seen the message...):

1) I don't own any filters as of the moment (i just got an N65 and love it so far), but want to know if I should get a filter just to protect my 28-80mm lens (isn't the lens cap good enough?). If so, this would be a UV filter, correct?

2) Do brands really matter? I checked out the B&H site, and for my N65, they recommented a "General Brand 58mm UV Protector Filter - Glass" for about $11. What is 'general brand' supposed to mean? (it sounds kinda like a joke

3) What size filter is good to use. I've heard of 58mm, 56, 60...Clearly, not all would fit on the lens, right?

4) I get the idea that having a cir polarizer is useful for certain situations, am i correct? Would 'general brand' be adequate for this purpose as well?

5) Where do you guys usually buy your accessories, equipment? From places like B&H (www.bhphotovideo.com)?