B+W 58mm Clear UV Haze with Single Coating (010)
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Protect Your Lens while Reducing UV Exposure
This UV Filter blocks the invisible Ultra Violet component of light from the sky, which can cause blur and to which many color films react with a blue cast. These filters should be called UV-Blocking Filters, because there are filters for technical applications that pass UV radiation and block all the other wavelengths. Nevertheless, the short term “UV Filter” has become established among photographers. UV Filters are ideal for photography in high altitudes (in the mountains), by the sea and in regions with very clean air. The pictures gain brilliance and disturbing blue casts are avoided. Because the glass is colorless, color rendition is not altered, aside from the elimination of the unwanted blue cast, and no increase in exposure is required. That makes a UV Filter very suitable as protection of the front element of the taking lens against dust, flying sand, sea water spray and the like, and it can be kept on the lens at all times. It is recommended for analog color and black-and-white as well as digital photography.
Coated to Improve Image Quality
Each glass surface is vacuum coated with one layer of Anti-Reflection coating. This single layer helps to prevent internal ghosting and reflections. It also improves light transmission from approximately 92% (uncoated glass) to over 98%.
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F-Pro Brass Filter Mount
This filter uses our standard B+W F-Pro filter mount, which has a front accessory thread and is made of brass. Compared to the earlier standard mount, the F-Pro mount, introduced in 2001, has become thinner. Now it can be used with wide angle lenses, including most 24mm focal lengths on a full frame body, without vignetting. Another advantage of the F-Pro mount is its modified retaining ring, which is no longer threaded in from the front, but holds the filter glass in place from the back. When removing a filter or lens hood that has been screwed on too tight to the filter, the retaining ring is not at risk of loosening.
Top Customer Reviews
B+W 62mm UVA (Ultra Violet) Haze MRC Filter #010
version instead with the MRC coating.
There are two aspects to a protective filter, one is the degree in which the filter does not give any ghosting, minimizes flare, while keeping an optically pure path.
This and other multi-coated filters will do this fine, such as hoya, sigma, b+w (not tiffen, bower, and brand x)
The next step is durability.
I have several sigma filters, and while they are optically great, the coating on them is very fragile, i.e., they gets knicks in the coating from even a bit of dust it seems, maybe some wind blew a bit of sand, but very fragile.
I have not had the couple hoyas long enough to tell, seem better than the sigmas in terms of durability, however from reviews i have read it is an issue.
I did some research into the MRC coating that some of the B+W filters have, which the manufacturer claims is harder than glass. I have this same type of coating on a pair of eyeglasses and it is the first eyeglasses i have had that do not get scratched (over 2+ years).
Basically, if you want the filter to still be in good shape over time, then get the hardened coating instead, which for this filter is the
B+W 62mm UVA (Ultra Violet) Haze MRC Filter #010
(Notice the MRC as part of the product name), it cost about $20 more, but what to do?
I have switched entirely to B+W for all my filters except for some Cokin specialty filters which I don't want to buy for each camera and lens.
Simple. I added this lens filter on to my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens in order to protect the lens.
In that vein, and for the purpose that I purchased this lens for- I graded the lens on two categories: durability / build quality and the transparency of the lens.
So, for durability, this product get 5 stars. It's well-built, and it's got a very solid feel in the hand. It makes a very subtle but nonetheless noticeable difference in the weight of your camera, so if you're looking to minimize camera weight, this may not be the lens for you. If you're looking to protect the investment in your hard-earned camera lens at any cost, however, this is definitely for you. Also, the lens cap on the Lumix will still fit on the filter, which gives the filter props.
Secondly- this product gets 5 stars for lens transparency and the way it doesn't get in the way of the pictures you want to take. The only difference in pictures taken with the lens is that it doesn't appear to prevent lens flare- or perhaps it adds to it. I personally love the effect of lens flare- particularly during sunsets and sunrises, and with a wide open aperture. Asides from the lens flare- which due to personal preference I consider a boon rather than a detriment- though, there is no other difference in image quality that I have noticed.Read more ›
I must say that being single coated, I do get the occasional glare. Should try out the multi coated one for my next lens.
In short, if you are buying a good lens, don't spoil it with a bad filter on the front.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It has no effect on image quality. I use it when in situations where I need to protect the front of the lens (otherwise, I've found the hood has been sufficient for me).Published 22 days ago by Buck Hodges
Screw thread on filter was not correctly formed, so it would not fit on my camera lens. Poor quality.Published 1 month ago by wildebeest2
UV filters are generally used for protection, the end effect on images is always debated. At least use the best quality glass possible, which B+W delivers.Published 2 months ago by dan
All three pieces arrived very quickly and are looking & working perfectly in their function just as stated in the description.Published 4 months ago by S. Hue
I got this filter purely to use on my fuji 60mm lens to prevent the lens from binding upon power up/off. Read morePublished 4 months ago by GTSF