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Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter

You Pay: $39.00
Product Highlights
  • Protects Front Element

The 49mm Protector Filter from Sony is a wise initial investment. It can help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. The multi-coated glass helps minimize flare and ghosting in the image.

Type Protector
Size 49mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Yes
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Protects front element from dust, dirt, fingerprints
Application General protection
Color Temperature No change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 49mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49mm
Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter
  • Hard Plastic Case
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    Sony49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (7)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Clear optics (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Very solid piece!

      By tlee

      from Irvine, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rx1 Built-in Len Protection

        Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

        very solid piece and no issue with picture quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Quality Protection

        By aczeisler

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Video Quality
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

          Provides protection for my Zeiss lens without compromising optical quality

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Low flare. Difficult to clean.

          By GXAlan

          from USA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                Compared to generic nano-coating, B+W MRC and Hoya SHMC, the T* actually seems to flare less than the competition. With a "thumbprint" test, the T* filter is a little bit tougher to clean compared to MRC. It's also not a hydrophobic coating.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Good quality lense protector

                By Sparkster

                from SF Bay Area

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight
                • Produces High Quality Film

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anything

                  Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                  It's what you'd expect, a good quality lens protector that fits the Sony DSC-RX1 perfectly.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  must have

                  By victor

                  from new york

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                        This accessory is essential. For an extremely low cost, it provides excellent protection against a scratched lens - which would be catastrophic.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Saved my lens.

                        By DtEW

                        from Bay Area, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Average flare resistance

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                        This is a UV filter that I use to protect my lens' front element. The primary intention is so I can clean it with impunity and abuse it (i.e. wipe it off with a shirt) when necessary. As with any filter, it works fine in that capacity.

                        This small (49mm) filter has a substantial feel to it, more so than other 49mm filters I've had. The frame is specified as being aluminum. The machine work and finish is very good.

                        The Zeiss T* coating works fine, but is not better than the Hoya S-HMC, nor even the Sigma anti-flare coating. In my casual testing shooting into a lamp, the Zeiss T* coating as realized on this filter manifests the most obvious ghosting amongst these three. It is better than Hoya HMC, though, and certainly better than uncoated filters, although it better be considering its price.

                        I did not test its optical qualities (resolution), as I assumed that its effect on the image is comparable to other quality filters: negligible. It is Zeiss, after all.

                        This filter was destroyed a week ago in the course of a photo shoot at a street party. I was in the course of changing a lens (with this filter on) when I was bumped, and I dropped my lens. I flailed to try to catch it (good reflexes), but missed (bad hand-eye) and managed to propel the lens further away before it landed on the unyielding concrete. Gah.

                        To my surprise, the filter took the brunt of the impact. It saved the lens. Of course, luck had as much to do with how the lens landed for the initial, hardest impact... but without the filter there and the destruction thereof to dissipate the energy, the lens would've surely been destroyed.

                        This also revealed why the small filter semed so relatively substantial: the Zeiss filter glass is apparently quite thick.

                        I have ordered the identical filter to replace it.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Necessary Add-on.

                        By samue23

                        from Urban Cresent

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                          Pretty simple lens cover

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Protect Your Lens

                          By Decisive Moment

                          from Portland, Oregon

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                            A clear or UV filter is a must for all your lenses. I learned the hard way when I scratched the front element of an expensive Zeiss lens. The cost in minimal for the protection it gives.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Needed Item

                            By Markatect

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                                  Keep one of these on to protect your expensive lens.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Needed Item

                                  By markatect

                                  from Charlotte, NC

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sony 49mm Multi-Coated (MC) Protector Filter:

                                      Does what it is supposed to - protects the lens.
                                      The Sony conversion lenses don't fit over with this on the 16mm lens. Pain to have to take it on and off.

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