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Old Jun 26, 2005, 8:21 AM   #1
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I don't even have my camera yet, but am wondering about a UV filter. Is one better than another? I see some say multi-coated. Are they all multi-coated? Is one brand better than the other?



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Old Jun 26, 2005, 8:28 AM   #2
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You can get non coated , multi colored filters are best and most expensive .
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Old Jun 26, 2005, 10:19 AM   #3
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Just my opinion but I believe a Multicoated filter is worth the extra price.

I use Hoya filters they seem to work well for me.

The claimed difference for MC filters is the amount of light they transmit.



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Old Jun 26, 2005, 2:42 PM   #4
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Next question- and this may sound dumb, but will it just screw on, or do you need an adaptor of some kind. Do you leave it on or take it off after each use?
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The FZ15 comes with a stock lens adapter. It screws on over the lens and then a 72mm filter screws on to the end of it. I bought a 72mm UV filter for the stock adapter on my FZ 15, but just didn't like the setup so I bought a Phayee lens adapter.

You can find out more about after market lens adapters by going to the Sticky post (FZ10 Users Guide) at the top of the Panasonic Forum then click on the link in the first post and then go down to "Thread Size Adapters".

The problem with the stock lens adapter is that it uses a very large filter size and it puts any add on lenses to far away from your stock lens. But that said, if you are not going to add a Macro or a Telephoto in the near future then it will work fine if you add the 72mm protective filter.

I have a 72mm UV multi-coated that I would sell you at a good price.:-)

Ps - I forgot to add that you can just leave the lens adapter and UV filter on your camera all the time if you want.
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