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Old Aug 27, 2010, 9:06 PM   #11
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For the hood, is there a size that I need to get it for?
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 9:06 PM   #12
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If you must have a uv protector, you will need a 52mm for the 18-55 and a 58mm for the 55-300mm. I would get at least a hoya single coated but a multicoated would be better.

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By the way, can you tell me which UV protection do I need to buy. I just want to order everything at once.
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 9:10 PM   #13
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yes,

For the 18-55 do a search for pentax ph-rba
For the 55-300 search for pentax ph-rbg

The real pentax ones are 40 and 50 dollars each. The Ebay knock offs are 11 and 14 dollars each with free shipping. You just need to wait a 2 week if you get them from a over sea seller as they send via regular air mail.
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 12:25 AM   #14
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Film is sensitive to UV. With EXTREMEMLY FEW exotic exceptions, rarely encountered, digital sensors are NOT sensitive to UV. UV filters mainly protect the paychecks of those selling them. Clear glass filters DO have their place: if your environment is extra-humid, salty-wet, or if you will be exposed to flying pebbles and sand and dust, churning mud and blood and beer, THEN use a clear glass protector. Otherwise, a stiff lens hood is better protection. Some multi-coated filters are more expensive than the lenses they fit on. Ay yi yi...

When I ordered my Pentax K20D a couple years ago, the package I chose (besides lenses) included UV filters (which I quickly stopped using), flash and diffuser, wired and wireless remotes, tripod, extra batteries for camera and flash, lens pen, sensor cleaning kit, 16GB Class-6 SDHC card with tiny USB card reader... and a 2TB hard disk configured as RAID-I for automatic backup, to safely store the image files. Other than the filters, every bit of that lot has been absolutely necessary.
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