Multi-Coated Protective Filter
I recommend this filter for all lenses and cameras that fit. In particular, the Zeiss optical quality and the T* coatings match Sony a7R full frame E-mount lenses perfectly, making them distortion free. For detailed work, this is one filter that does not need to be removed because it is optically clear, so just pile the accessories on top of it. I forgot that it was attached to my Sony 55 mm F/1.8 Zeiss lens, but was glad that it was already there because I bumped the protector with my Sony twin flash adapter and would have otherwise damaged my new lens. Having a new Skylight filter on the lens from the start was important because there were no artifacts visible in my enlargements from micro scratches common to used filters. At the very high resolution afforded by the a7R system plus this protector, a clear light path is critical to clean images.
January 17, 2014
A Great Lens Protector
This lens protector is not cheap but is beautiful and worth the money. I bought three of them for my NEX7 lenses. They fit beautifully and I feel better now that all three of my lenses are protected especially since I will be going on a couple of trips outside of the USA.
August 21, 2013
Invisible glass of the MC Protector
When I opened the package, it appeared at first glance that Zeiss forgot to insert the glass; but it was so thoroughly transparent that I had to touch this filter to prove that the glass was, indeed, there. At that point, I knew it would be a huge benefit, for I had been protecting my lens with a non-Zeiss Skylight filter. After I replaced the old with this new Zeiss VF-49MPAM protector, I took a few pictures with my Sony DSC-RX1. The images were comparable to the same subjects taken through the lens alone. With the protector attached, the color came out an exact match to the live subjects and the images were distortion free. The Carl Zeiss T* prime lens on the RX1 is completely compatible with this Carl Zeiss T*. For any high resolution camera or Carl Zeiss lens, I recommend this accessory.
December 14, 2012
Perfect for the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 ZA
I recently bought the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 ZA lens for NEX and need a protection filter. I bought a B+W 49mm MRC Nano Clear filter, which is a very nice product, but is too thick to allow the hood to fit the lens... However, the Zeiss-Sony 49mm MC filter is thin enough for that. Perfect!
February 4, 2012