Originally Posted by hunz
Trying to decide which filter to get. Do UV filters help or hinder the X100's filtration?
I have narrowed the choices down to the B+W XS-Pro - as its the slimmest with still a thread on the front so I can screw on the 3rd party hood.
1. B+W 49mm XS-Pro Ultraviolet (UV) MRC Nano #010M Filter
2. B+W 49mm XS-Pro Digital NANO Multi-Coated (MRC) Clear #007 Filter
Seems the only difference between the two is that 1. above blocks UV/haze and 2. doesn't? The main reasons are to protect the lens from sand, sea water and the elements.
Your opinions/advice which is best for the X100?
If you need an UV protection for the lens at sea level or up in the high mountains YES, otherwise these filters are just good to protect the lens from dirt and finger prints! If you MUST have one, buy the best one for the excellent X100 lens!