Lens Protection Filters

Many might wonder what a UV protection filter is. The UV Protection Lens Filter is a clear piece of glass that sits on the front side of your camera’s lens. Its design protects the lens from damage and helps reduce the amount of ultraviolet light that gets through.

How do Protection Filters work

Protection filters are placed on the front of your lens to protect it from dust, dirt and scratches. They also block out UV light that can damage your camera’s sensor. UV Protection Lens Filter is made from glass or plastic and comes in several different varieties:

  • Clear Glass – This is the most common protection filter available today. This filter allows you to see through it while protecting your camera lens from scratches and other marks caused by exposure to dust particles or dirt during outdoor shooting conditions (e.g., windy days).
  • Toughened Glass – A type of protection filter made with extra thicknesses near where it meets with glass surfaces allowing them to better withstand impact forces without breaking off into pieces when struck by objects such as rocks while hiking up mountainsides!

Why do you need UV Lens Protection Filters?

UV light can damage your camera lens.

UV light is the ultraviolet spectrum with wavelengths between 100 nm and 400 nm (nanometers). It’s generated by the sun but also appears in the environment from other sources such as fluorescent lights or older lenses with yellowish coating. When exposed to UV light, the surface of your lens will become discoloured, or worse yet, foggy because of condensation on its surface caused by moisture that evaporates as soon as you turn off the lights!

How to choose a Protection Filter for your camera?

Choosing the right UV protection lens filter for your camera is crucial. Several types of UV filters are available, so it’s essential to know which size and shape will fit your lens best.


There are two different types of UV protection filters: circular and rectangular.

Circular filters can only be used on specific lenses, but they’re often cheaper than rectangular ones. On the other hand, rectangular filters can be used on almost any type of lens; however, they may cost more than circular ones because there are fewer possible combinations with them (the number of shapes).


For maximum protection from rays from the sun, glass is probably the way forward. It is less likely that other elements would scratch off any part inside these protective covers. Glass protects them better against scratches caused by accidental drops onto hard surfaces like concrete floors etc. Plastic materials tend not to work well either since pliable materials tend to always absorb water easily due to drop contact with ground surfaces. In contrast, hard plastics do not absorb water at all unless specifically treated beforehand (which usually requires special chemicals).

How to clean and care for protection filters

Before you begin, it’s important to note that protection filters are designed to be used with certain types of cameras. If you’re not sure what kind of camera you have, consult your manufacturer’s website. A microfiber cloth or lens cleaning solution can be used to clean the protection filter; avoid using paper towels because they can scratch the surface of your lens.

While most people think about removing their lenses during cleaning sessions, this isn’t necessary if you use a microfiber cloth—the best way is just lightly wiping off any dust or debris from inside the filter ring (the area where your front element sits). Make sure not to use anything other than water when doing so! You don’t want any liquid getting inside those parts; this could cause damage over time due to their abrasive nature against the plastic materials used in these parts.

Author Bio:

Alison Lurie is a farmer of words in the field of creativity. She is an experienced independent content writer with a demonstrated history of working in the writing and editing industry. She is a multi-niche content chef who loves cooking new things.

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