The most common camera accessory to date is the UV filters. The UV filters are still popular today due to two main functions which include dampening the image-robbing effects of atmosphere ultraviolet radiations (UV rays) and protection.
Back in the film days, UV filters were an important accessory as they prevented the UV rays from creating a fog or haze on the final photograph. However, these days digital sensors are significantly better with processing UV and with tools such as Lightroom are able to fix these up with a simple click. Nowadays, UV filters are incredibly popular due to its multi-protection functions and other benefits such as:
- Reducing the probability of dirt, dust and moisture on the front element and going into your lens
- Protects the front element of the lens from micro scratches
- Ease of cleaning
- Saving your lens from shattering
- Cheaper to replace a filter than a lens
Why NiSi S+
Generic UV filters can be purchased at a price as low as $5 however they are very thick in design when compared to the Nisi S+ UV filter which has an ultra slim design, minimising the vignetting effects. Additionally, the NiSi S+ is made from high quality Japanese glass and is multi-coated on both sides, where it boasts its high transparency, minimal reflection and optimal light transmission which makes it look like there is no filter on the front at all. The high quality coatings also significantly reduce the effects of fog and moisture which can affect your photo in cold conditions or when the air is a little wet.
We highly recommend that every lens of any value be fitted with a UV filter at all times. You can shoot and protect your lens from elements including dirt, moisture, cracks or scratches. Additionally, it is a lot cheaper to replace an inexpensive UV filter than it is to replace your front lens element.