Originally Posted by calvinyim
Hi, I bought a Canon Vixia M40.
I am dumb to any Optics.
What kind of thing should I buy to protect the original lens of M40?
UV filter? or any other kind of lens?
Could you recommend any cheap but not so bad thing for me?
Tiffen 43MM UV Protector Filterhttp://www.amazon.com/Tiffen-43MM-UV...1567095&sr=8-1
When you screw it on, point the camera up/towards the ceiling and gently place the UV filter on the camcorder's thread at the front of the lens, then very slowly screw it on the thread and make sure you can unscrew it the other way easily.
The reason for that if you hold the camera sideways and just start turning the filter, you may screw it on the thread wrong and get it stuck, so using the filter's weight to find the thread is safer.
You can leave the UV filter on 24/7. If you have to add someting else, the UV has it's own thread at the end (43mm
) and add the lens or hood on top of the UV, or you can just remove it and place the lens/whatever directly onto the camcorder's thread (43mm
Also, if you have to clean the UV filter (and especially if you have ever have to clean the camera lens)- use a microfiber cloth only
Never use a tissue, paper towel, rag, etc.
Use the microfiber cloth on the LCD screen also - actually you can use a separate one from the lens for that because it will be used to clean the fingerprints off the LCD, so get two.
If, at the time you put the UV filter on, the camera's lens is clean you probably are not going to have to clean the camera lens on any regular basis being that the lens will be encased there good with the UV filter.
Also, never spray the LCD, filter or lens with something like window cleaner/Windex, just use the microfiber cloth.