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Zeikos ZE-UV52 52mm Multi-Coated UV Filter
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- Protects your original lens
- Protects against Ultra Violet rays.
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|Item Dimensions||2.13 x 0.25 x 2.13 inches|
|Item Weight||0.04 pounds|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.05 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
I tested this Zeikos on my large aperture Sigma 50mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4 with a light source in the picture frame and I found prominent halo and internal reflections with this filter on. My Hoya MRC filter showed no haze or internal reflections and was indistinguishable from no filter on. As a result, I have decided to downgrade my recommendation for this filter to average. This is not a filter to be used on large aperture lenses with significant light sources in the picture frame.
The purpose of multi-coating is to reduce reflections from the surface of the glass. These filters appear to have the same reflectivity as a plain piece of glass. And, unlike every other multi-coated filter that I own, reflections from this Zeikos filter are untinted. As far as I know, that's pretty much impossible with a true multi-coated filter.
My conclusion? Either the filters I received have serious manufacturing defects or somebody is shading the truth. Since other reviewers have commented about the lack of tinted reflections, I'm assuming it's the latter. Both filters (the 52 and 72mm) have been returned to Amazon for refund.
They did show some glare in the pictures, but it was MINIMAL compared to the non coated ones I previously had. The only other option is to buy 30-40 dollar multi coated filters. Pass on that.
I'm a person that likes to always have the filters on for protection, so I bought 4 for all my lenses.... This was the cheapest way to do it.
- Multi-coated unlike the Tiffen filter
- No scratches
- Auto focus is still fast. I couldn't tell the difference
- Threading could be a little better. Although, it doesn't bother me because I don't plan on removing it from the lens often.
For the three dollars that I got it for, this would be a 3-4 star rated 58mm uncoated UV filter. It works fine as an uncoated filter, except that the filter threads do not properly fit both the EF-S 18-55mm and the EF-S 55-250mm, whereas the Hoya 58mm UV MC Filter does fit both perfectly. The filter stays on, but it may damage your threads if you tighten it properly.
I would recommend this if you don't care about glare or the thread fitting properly. If you keep it on a lens that you don't use much for protection, it should be fine. If you are sensitive about image and manufacturing quality, buy the Hoya 58mm UV MC Filter or equivalent instead.
You can test this by looking at a reflection of a light source on its surface: a perfect reflection indicates no coating, a dim reflection indicates a single coating, and a green reflection indicates multiple coatings. This filter mirrors reflections perfectly, which means it's just untreated glass. (sigh)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Decent filter for the price. Appears to be of good quality and finish. For normal photography with my Nikon 70-300mm lens, didnt find any issues. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
The filter came very quickly and is perfect for my daughter's new Cannon lens.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
The description says "multi-coated". It is NOT. Pictures taken with this filter have flare and ghost images. Very evident in pictures of people next to X'mas tree. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JASON L.
Good quality UV filter. Bought mainly as protection for front element of 800mm mirror lens.Published 3 months ago by TomH
Fabulous Filter. I will shop at your store again. Thanks.
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