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Old Mar 12, 2008, 5:19 PM   #11
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I still have my old Sony H1 and I leave the adapter mounted at all times with an UV filter in front of it.The adapter protects the lens barrel during expansion/retraction and the filterprotects the glass.I believe (from my personal experience) that B+W filters are not any better than a good Hoya or Sigma filter. A couple of years ago I tested various UV/skylight filters from variousbrands (personal interest only) and I the results proved me that spending money on B+Ws was not worth it. I also found that the UV filters did very little (if anything) in terms of reducing haze in the air so the pictures you see on adsshowing imageswith and without an UV filter may have been taken years ago during the film days. So, I'd not spend hundreds of $$$ on B+W filters if I were you. Of course many many people out there like them so in the end, it's up to you. You can buy a Hoya from B&H, Adorama or Amazon and check it out. If you find that the filter affected IQ in a negative way, send it back (these retailers have good return policies)and spend the $$$ on a B+W. I seriously doubt you will, though.
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