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Demystifying UV Filters: What is light transmission percentage?
How to Choose a Chiaro UV Photo Lens Filter
Offering a pristine 98% light transmission value, this 86mm 98-UVAT UV Filter from Chiaro is designed to maintain high image quality while reducing the bluish cast of daylight and protecting the front element of your lens. Contributing to the impressive 98% transmission value is the use of polished Luoyang optical glass, as well as multi-coatings that suppress surface reflections and glare for improved clarity. The filter surface has also been treated with resistance coatings to guard against scratches and ease the process of cleaning dust, moisture, oil, and fingerprints. Its UV designation helps to absorb ultraviolet light and the clear appearance maintains high color fidelity, making it suitable for use at all times.
Beyond the optical design of the filter, it is also characterized by a lightweight, hard anodized aluminum filter ring, which features a slim 3.2mm-thin profile to reduce the likelihood of vignetting on wide-angle lenses. The aluminum ring also features top knurling to prevent binding or jamming when stacking additional filters.
Offering an impressively high light transmission value of 98%, this UV protective filter, constructed from polished Luoyang optical glass, does not interrupt the original image quality for a high degree of clarity and color fidelity.
Multi-coating has been applied to suppress flare and surface reflections.
Protective resistance coatings have also been applied to protect the filter from scratches, as well as aid in cleaning moisture, dust, fingerprints, and oils from the surface.
Lightweight and durable hard anodized aluminum filter ring features top knurling to prevent binding or jamming when stacking filters.
Slim, 3.2mm-thin filter ring, and 1.1mm-thin glass, helps to avoid the possibility of vignetting on wide-angle lenses with focal lengths as short as approximately 20mm.
Attenuates ultraviolet light and reduces bluish cast of daylight for improved color accuracy, especially when photographing at high altitudes.
Ideal for leaving on your lens at all times for use as a general protective filter.