Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Selecting MFT lenses

An impressive article about choosing lenses in the Micro-Four-Thirds system (my favorite camera system, compact yet top quality).
(If you prefer another system/brand, there are links to similar articles for others.)

Note: I agree with the article that it pays to pay attention to whether the lens or body has Image Stabilisation, it's great to have it. But I have found that it does not harm if they both have it. Also I have not had problems if there was no UV filter built in. And adding one to the front of the lens I don't find "inelegant" but rather a way to assure that the front lens will be pristine even after long use. There are even special filters now which are extra tough, especially made to protect the lens (though they are pricey, see this $115 example from Hoya's new HD3 "hard line").


Russ said...

Whether a UV filter is necessary on digital cameras has long been a topic of discussion.

Personally, except for special situations which require a polarizing or neutral density filter, I always go sans-filter and I've never once had a reason to regret it. However, I can understand that people who lack fine motor-skill coordination and worry (for good reason) about scratching their lens, having a filter for protection is a good security blanket.

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