In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best UV filters for Nikon d5300 cameras currently available on the market right now. With more and more people starting to pick up a UV filter to help protect the front element of their lens it is no surprise we are seeing a steadily increasing number of people reaching out for advice on what filter they should be using.
One thing that we would like to point out is that the size of the filter thread you will be using for your Nikon d5300 lens actually depends on your lens, not your camera! If you are using one of the standard kit lenses then chances are you need a 52mm filter thread but always double check this before ordering your filter. Usually, you will be able to see the filter thread of the lens in the user manual, around the end of the lens or on the lens hood. In this day and age, you can also simply google what size filter thread you need for your lens and find out that way. In this article, we will be focusing on brands of filters that you should be looking into.
The Gobe UV Schott 16-Layer Multi-Resistant Coated Ultra Violet Filter
Over the last few years, Gobe has seen almost exponential growth in the lens filter market due to their innovative technologies allowing them to produce better filters than the competition at a lower price. This has seen their user base almost explode recently with their product, especially their UV filters managing to earn an excellent reputation within the photography community. When looking for a filter for any lens, not just a filter for Nikon lenses we would always recommend Gobe as your first stop.
Their three peak range comes with their unique sixteen multi-layer technology that not only increases the robustness of the filter element allowing it to take more hits and protect your lens element better but it also offers some other benefits. For example, their layering technology helps to naturally wick water droplets off the lens filter as well as repel dust. This helps to keep the filter element clear while taking photographs or recording footage without having any effect on your image quality at all.
The glass element in the three peak Gobe lens filter is also made from the highest possible quality German Schott glass that further increases the robustness of the lens. Not only is this one of, if not the best glass type currently available on the market but it also very easy to clean when required. It offers a totally clear filter element that will have no effect on the image quality of your photographs or footage. The Magnalium frame on the filter is also extremely strong while being low profile as well as very light allowing you to add the filters to your photography kit without needing to take up much space or weight too.
The Gobe UV filter range is available in the following filter thread sizes almost guaranteeing that you are able to find something to fit your lens filter thread size for your Nikon D5300 Camera:-
All in all, we feel that the Gobe UV filters are an excellent addition to your photography filter kit, they offer excellent quality and functionality for a very fair price. If you are on a strict budget then Gobe also offer budget ranges as explained above allowing a photographer or videographer of any budget to be able to pick up their filters.
The Tiffen UV Protection Filter
As they are a much older company than Gobe, they also have a massive following of both photographers and videographers who use their filters for their lenses. Their UV filter has tons of third-party, independent reviews online that you can read if you like to get a better overview of peoples experiences with the product. We also published our own Tiffen UV filter review post a few month back that may help you make a decision.
Although the Tiffen UV filter range would be our second choice with Gobe being first, it will still do the job of protecting your camera lens of choice that you choose to use with your Nikon D5300. They also have both a budget and premium range for their UV filters to allow people on very strict low budgets to also pick up their filters but we find Gobes range to usually be more cost efficient these days anyway.
All in all, the Tiffen UV filters can make a nice addition to your Nikon D5300 camera accessories and help extend the life of your lens of choice by protecting the front element of your lens.
Should You Use A UV Filter?
With the debate still raging on if you should or should not use a UV filter to protect your lens we thought we would share the video below as it echoes our thoughts and the importance of investing in a UV filter.