72mm UV Filter
    Product # 10181
    72mm UV Filter
    Product # 10181
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    72mm UV Filter

    Protect your lens and block excessive UV light with this UV Filter from Monoprice!

    The primary use for a UV filter is in reducing the amount of ultraviolet light that reaches your film or digital image sensor. Older film was particularly susceptible to UV light, but newer film stocks are relatively immune, as are digital image sensors. However, at higher altitudes, the UV light can affect the resulting photograph.

    Nowadays a UV filter is primarily used as a protective device for expensive lenses. When taking photos in outdoor environments, it is better to get dust, twigs, and rain on an inexpensive UV filter than on your expensive lens. Additionally, if the lens is dropped or smacked up against a wall, it is better to let the filter take the fall than your lens.

    This filter fits a standard 72mm threaded filter mount on the end of a lens or filter adapter. It comes in a reusable, snap-latch plastic case with foam to protect the filter and keep it from sliding around inside the case.

    4.3 / 5.0
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    Good, thin UV Filter
    Works well and seems like good quality. About 5.5mm total thickness and the visible ring (once installed) is about 3.9mm. Before this I had a generic "ultra-thin" UV filter that measured about the same but the front threads were so shallow the lens cap would not stay on securely. No such problems with this Monoprice filter. The one possible concern is that it only screws onto my lens (Nikon 18-200mm) about 1/2 turn before becoming tight. It seems very snug and like it should not loosen on it's own but with only 1/2 turn before it would fall off and hit the ground I hope it stays in place.

    PROS: Thin
    November 11, 2014
    Foggy images
    I was initially thrilled to find a well priced UV filter I could throw over my existing lens to protect it from kicks and scratches. I was disappointed, however, to find all images taken with the filter to be hazy. After checking the filter, cleaning and snapping some more shots I had to discontinue use as the images produced were unacceptable.

    PROS: Cheap UV lens cover that will protect your expensive glass from scratches.

    CONS: Distorts or otherwise makes images appear hazy. Still the case even after ensuring the lens is fully clean.
    July 27, 2014
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