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Platinum - 77mm UV Lens Filter

Model: PT-MCUVF77SKU: 6141144

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 361 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works, but you really don't need it.

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    Stuart
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    This lens cover is typically purchased by those who think it's going to protect the lens like I did at the time. Yes, it will keep you from touching the actual lens, but it's not going to help protect from an accidental camera drop. I never noticed a difference with/without a UV filter. I do get a polarizer filter and that obviously makes a huge difference. I suggest using a lens guard that comes with your camera and to keep a cleaning kit in your camera bag in-case the kids touch the lens - haha. I had dropped my camera from about 2 feet and it hit the filter, shattering it, and while the lens was fine, the camera and lens were both deemed non-repairable by the folks who service the Geek Squad Protection Plan for Nikon Cameras. So, the lens filter did nothing for me. But if you have kids or a tendency to touch the lens then this filter may be for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    UV lens protector

    Posted
    Dan156
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    I purchased a new lense and got a free uv lens protector. Well I did notice at first but the protector had some distortion which I could see while taking picture with a zoom lens. It wasn't worth my traveling back to the store so on my way to upgrade my camera bag I notice platinum UV filter. On inspection this filter appeared to have a better coating and optically look cleaner. The resulting picture turned out great with nature colors and no effect on sharpness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good value

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    bakamitai
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    This filter is not a name brand filter, it is one of Best Buy's in-house brands. That being said, it's a great value for casual shooters and beginner photographers. It is a very slim filter, so there should be none to minimal vignetting on an ultra wide angle lens. Threading is decent, and threads onto the lens easily. As a UV filter, the primary purpose for most people would be as an additional layer of protection on the front glass element in case of accidental bumps. In most cases, this filter provides good clear images through the lens, however, in strong backlit conditions a better filter may cut down on glare better.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally thin mount as needed for wide lenses

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    Username
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    This filter has an exceptionally thin mount as needed for certain lenses, depending on how wide their view and how close the outer barrel is to the glass elements. It can be tricky to get a clip on cap to stay on the thin mount, but the thin mount is the reason this is useful ... so, no free lunch. It's also not one of the newest type of dirt repellent filters, but it does seem very resistant to reflections. I also would have prefered a traditional round filter case instead of the large clunky case it came with.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Platinum 77mm UV Filter

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    XJP5
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    Excellent build quality and fitment on my Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 lens. I think it's a great value for the money. I've used other quality brands previously like the Hoya HMC filters and I feel this Platinum filter compares well. I recently purchased another Platinum 52mm. Highly Recommended!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As good as any

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    Andy
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    I was a little skeptical of not buying a big name camera brand product for a filter, however it has proven to be just as good as any other I've owned. No distortion or defects in the glass. A good deal overall. It is just a UV filter so there isn't much that can be that good about it, but there is nothing bad about it. It does what I bought it for (protection) and the glass is flawless. My only complaint is this needed a little cleaning out of the box before I put it on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lens Filter

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    GrayTexan
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    I have recently heard a man teaching a class say not to by these for protection because the lens cover is enough. This is in correct. I have dropped a lens and had it saved by the lens filter. The lens cover popper off like it wasn’t there. Spend more money for one. That glass will be between your lens and your subject. You don’t want cheap glass to impede your high $ lens.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective filter

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    Katt
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    I ordinarily don’t use filters on my lenses, but picked this up before a photo shoot planned for a windy day on the beach. It stood up to the salt air and wind-blown sand just fine, and gave me peace of mind that the lens would incur no damage. I didn’t notice any image degradation whatsoever in my photos. Worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good investment

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    RicH
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    This is a high end filter. Very well made. Glass with metal ring. Great for preventing damage to your expensive lenses and even filters out UV rays. Easy to clean as compared to cleaning finger prints off of a lens. This UV Protector Filter is a good investment to safeguard your expensive, and fragile, camera or video lenses A great value for a high quality filter. No lens should be without one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Protect That Expensive Lens

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    George
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    I purchased a 70-200mm lens from Best Buy and bought the Platinum 77mm UV Lens Filter at the same time to protect the front lens element. I only use UV filters to protect the lens element from scratches, dirt, moisture, etc. The lens manufacturer does recommend a lens filter in order to obtain dust and moisture resistance. The filter does not seem to affect the image quality of the lens.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lens protection.

    Posted
    Alex
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    I am not fan of filters, but you always get situations where you just want something to protect that good lens you have. I use UV filters primarily for lens protection, for such moments as taking random day - random pictures of kids, family or especially when on a beach, but when things get to pro, it goes off. This is a very good UV filter and every photographer needs one. Trust me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good filter for the money

    Posted
    Lorin
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    What matters most is that the optics seem fine. The screw-thread took multiple attempts to get it to screw into my Nikon lens... and I know the challenge wasn't on the lens' side. But once in place, I don't anticipate needing to remove it anytime soon. This filter is significantly less expensive than the comparable Hoya filter and appears to be a good buy for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fits the bill

    Posted
    khairil
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    Quality design, and fits the purpose. Much cheaper than other more established brands in the market. Since I use UV filters pretty much to protect the my Nikkor lens, it fits the purpose, for much less price I'd pay had I gotten some other established brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens protector

    Posted
    MemoryLane1
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    I am a professional photographer. I purchased this to protect my camera lens without having discoloration. Overall, it is a great lens protector. I habe noticed that some dust has all gotten on the lens. But it has done a great job keeping with the standard coloration as if I was shooting without the lens protector on. Overall, great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crystal clear protection for dust and scratches

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    Enchantedgal
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    I put this on my Canon 100-400mm lens and can tell no difference in image quality. When you look through the filter it looks like you're looking through a black metal ring with nothing inside of it - the glass is so perfect that it looks like the air. I like it to prevent dust or surface scratches. Screw on edges fit well, no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection plus!

    Posted
    Rick
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    I always keep a UV filter (skylight filter) on every lens, not only to filter the sometimes distorting UV rays but also to protect the expense outer lens. Sometimes filters this size are difficult to find and expensive when you do find them, but this filter was an exception on both counts. It also does an excellent job of filtering AND protecting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    Posted
    nikepooh08
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    It's still fairly new per se. I've had it for about a month now and it works pretty well. Instead of getting smudges and tons of lint on my lens I'm only getting them on the filter, which I like. Easy to clean and put on. My only complaint is it's sometimes hard to put my lens cap on with it on and it fell off once. Other than that, great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I had it!

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    daintywaldo
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    Went on a hike without my lens cap on and hit a branch on our way down. I was really glad I had this on there just for the protection purpose of my new lens. I purchased this for my Canon - EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens. I have had no issues that I've noticed with the quality of the photo in any way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    77mm UV Lens Filter saved my lens

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    grug15
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    This filter filters out a lot of UV rays. Helps improve colors in pictures taken on sunny days. The filter also save my lens when it wasn't properly mounted to my DSLR. The lens fell and the filter broke but the glass on the lens was not harmed. On my way to Best Buy to get another filter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Platinum - 77mm UV Lens Filter

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    diver337
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    I'm really glad I found this product. When you buy an expensive camera at a camera shop you will pay twice or more the price of this filter. I had to order this one because of the larger size but it saved me about $60. and the quality is just as good as what the camera store has.

    I would recommend this to a friend