Photographers use filters for a variety of reasons. To protect the front lens element, the most expensive part of the lens. To capture the image as much as possible in the camera and minimize time spent later in front of the computer. To increase exposure time to give an ethereal feel to the motion of water and clouds. To reduce reflections and glare on surfaces such as water or glass. To boost color saturation and contrast. And cut out unwanted light wavelengths such as UV or infrared. Whatever the reason, the desired end result is always a better image, which quality filters can help you achieve.
The highest quality Schott B270 optical glass. Precisely parallel glass surfaces, absolutely essential for optimal light transmission and color accuracy. Advanced coatings to reduce reflection, prevent glare between the lens and filter and eliminate unwanted light frequencies. These are just a few of the characteristics of a very high quality filter such as Benro’s – and they are not easy or inexpensive to accomplish. Most bargain-priced filters lack these essential characteristics and can seriously degrade the quality of your images. Putting a $25 polarizer in front of a $1,500 lens often means losing the image quality that lens would otherwise produce. Quality lenses definitely deserve quality filters.