General Keno…wait, this is not a meme! This is a blog and I may have gotten this confused since I did not post anything in half a year. My bad!
But to get in the rhythm of posting more content again I am going to start off today with a quick little review of the Gobe UV filter for my Fuji 56 1.2.
I generally keep UV-filters on all my lenses, just to not have to be so petty about keeping the lid on when I don’t snap a shot for a few seconds.
“Oh but I read once in a forum I found over google that UV-filters ruin the quality of my pulitzer-images” – No they f’ing won’t! Maybe if you buy the shitty crap some local corner stores offers you way overpriced. But if you buy a quality filter you will be just fine. For my 23 and 35mm I have been using B+W filters so far and what else is there so say except that they are flawless. No reflections, no unsharpness, it’s all gucc…damn it, stop with the memes! But, quality has a price and so B+W is mostly rather pricey.
So, when looking for a filter to keep on the 56, I looked around a bit more. Entrance – the Gobe filter!
For almost half the price it promises reliable quality to satisfy the highest expectations. Plus, Gobe is as environment-friendly as possible while doing so. Recycled material for the box and a support for planting trees with every purchase! Thats some tree-hugging stuff I can very well behind.
But is the filter as good as the B+W? In short, after receiving mine today and testing it with some quick shots around the block – Yes, it is darn good! Crisply sharp, no reflections, refractions or…refreshments? Damn though, it would be cool to get some refreshments with the thingy. What you do get though, is a lovely lens cloth. A thing B+W doesn’t give to you, even for the premium price they are charging!
So long story short, the next time you’re looking into copping some filters, check Gobe out and do something for those trees!