Need Help for Rx-100M2 Filter Adapter Model number: VFA-49R1

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by Alireza Rafiaie, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Alireza Rafiaie

    Alireza Rafiaie New to SC

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    Aug 1, 2013
    Well, just bought the new RX-100M2 and LOVE IT. I want to buy the filter adapter from Sony which is not that expensive. However, their filters are expensive. My question is should I invest on buying the one from Sony or some off brand ones that I have found on Ebay? I do not have experience in using the filters and not sure the quality matters. Here is the link to one from Ebay:

    For Sony Cybershot RX100 52mm Adapter Tube UV CPL FDL Filter Set New | eBay
     
  2. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

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    Brian
    I'd say neither the expensive Sony, nor the off-brand ones. Quality certainly matters (both optical quality and multicoating to avoid flare) and I've been recommended B+W and Hoya filters in the past. If the price is making you pause, remember that 52mm is a common thread and you can use these filters for years. If your next lens has a smaller or larger thread, you can buy a step-down or step-up ring.
     
  3. Alireza Rafiaie

    Alireza Rafiaie New to SC

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    Aug 1, 2013
    Thanks for your reply. Please share with me some links to which one you recommend. As I mentioned, I have no experience with filter and do not know where to begin or which one to buy.
     
  4. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

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    Brian
    What kind of filter are you looking for? What country are you in? If you're in the U.S., I recommend a search for Hoya and B+W on B&H or Amazon. I'm not familiar with recommend stores in other regions, but perhaps other members can chime in.

    My favorite is a circular polarizing filter. It cut the glare from the windshield and added saturation and contrast in this photo:

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  5. Alireza Rafiaie

    Alireza Rafiaie New to SC

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    Aug 1, 2013
    Great. I live in the U.S. I think you answered one of my question. Polarized is for sure one kind and wondering if any other kind like UV is necessary. Many thanks again.
     
  6. Alireza Rafiaie

    Alireza Rafiaie New to SC

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    Aug 1, 2013
  7. Alireza Rafiaie

    Alireza Rafiaie New to SC

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    Aug 1, 2013
    By the way, Great picture.
     
  8. Arup Roy Chowdhury

    Arup Roy Chowdhury SC Regular

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    Jul 24, 2013
    The SONY filters are actually made by Minolta so they are very good and worth their price.
     
  9. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

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    Brian
    The reviews look good, except for the UV filter. But I don't think a UV filter is necessary on digital.