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Old September 19th, 2013, 05:37 PM
Anthony Reilly Anthony Reilly is offline
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Hi Everyone, just a quick question. This might sound stupid but I have a Nikon D5000 with a 18-55mm lens and a sigma 70-300mm lens and i was wondering if the Uv filter in the link below would fit the lenses i have or would i need to buy another size lens?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...A32OWO4UI7KN1S
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Old September 19th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Hi Anthony,

The filter has a 52mm thread. What about your lenses? If they also have a 52mm thread the filter fits, if not it doesn't. I could look it up, but then so can you.

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Old September 20th, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Hi Stuart, i never thought about looking it up to be honest but i have just looked it up on a website (for the Nikon 18-55mm lens) and it says 'Thread Size - 52mm, rotates on focus' so i'm guessing it will fit ? And its 58mm for the sigma lens :(
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Old September 20th, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Hi Anthony,
Spot on! Don't be misled when it says the filter is for the Nikon camera. Any 52mm filter will fit your lens, and I suggest you get the best you can afford or it will cause more problems than it cures. Personally I prefer not to have anything interfering with the lens if at all possible. A lens hood will provide protection for the front element and I replace the lens cap when I'm not using the camera for a while.
As for your Sigma, just look for a 58mm filter.

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Old September 20th, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Anthony,

To me, the main use of a UV filter is to protect it in a dusty environment or at the beach. I almost never use a filter for any serious work unless I need to use a wide aperture on a LF camera with fast film, then it's a neutral density filter.

OTOH, if one shoots Cibachrome, (meaning you have a stock in your refrigerator), then one has to color correct the light and then a UV filter and decamired filters are needed .... and a color meter.

Here's a great source for information of uses of filters. I'd bet that a neutral density filter would come in handy if you like to shoot at wide aperture on bright days or if you want to get that oft-desired "milky look" when streams, waves and waterfalls are captured at a slow shutter speed.

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Old September 21st, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Yes Asher i plan on taking some shots while down on the beach and to Stuart i do the same, i put the lens hood back on the lens when i'm not using it i wouldn't leave the filter on all the time. Thanks Guys. Have any of you got any pictures from using a Uv filter by any chance ?

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Old September 22nd, 2013, 12:47 AM
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Yes Asher i plan on taking some shots while down on the beach and to Stuart i do the same, i put the lens hood back on the lens when i'm not using it i wouldn't leave the filter on all the time. Thanks Guys. Have any of you got any pictures from using a Uv filter by any chance ?

Cheers, Ant

Anthony,

Likely there are many pictures I've taken with the UV filter on but I do not record when it was used. Almost always it was merely to protect the lens from dirty/sandy consitions!

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