In today’s article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best UV filter for Nikon d60 cameras currently available on the market right now. Although these days most people use their UV filters to protect the front element of their lens rather than to stop UV light getting to their camera sensor they are still a very popular accessory.
We would like to quickly point out that rather than trying to match your UV filters thread size to something on your camera, it should be matched to the thread size of your camera lens of choice. The majority of lens caps these days will have the lenses thread size wrote on it these days. It is also common for the thread size of the lens to be written around the rim of the front element as well as it the manual included with the lens. Provided you order a filter to match the thread size of your lens it will fit seamlessly and without issue.
The Gobe UV Range
Since the release of the Gobe range, this has enabled them to go from strength to strength and exponentially grow their market share due to undercutting their competition while outperforming them at the same time. You can click here to read a bunch of reviews of their UV filter range left by third-party, independent photographers and videographers.
Another major selling point of the Gobe range is that they cover all common thread sizes as well as a large number of the less commonly used ones making it easy to source something for your lens of choice for your Nikon d60. At the time of writing, the Gobe range comes in the following thread sizes:-
The three peak variant of the Gobe range uses the highest possible quality German Schott glass for their glass element. Not only does this make the element of the filter extremely strong and massively increase its ability to protect the front element of your lens during any accidents but it also ensures that the glass on the filter is totally clear and will not have any effect on the image quality of your photographs or footage when mounted.
Another benefit of the Gobe three peak range is it’s sixteen layer multi-coating technology. Each of the individual sixteen layers offers an additional type of either protection or performance enhancement to the filter although Gobe keeps exactly what they are close to their chest. Either way, it can massively improve the performance of the lens filter and helps keep it ahead of the competition.
All in all, if you own a Nikon d60 and are in the market for a UV filter for your lens of choice then we would highly recommend that you pick up a Gobe filter. We feel that it will make a great addition to your photo accessories and help improve your digital photography by helping to protect your lens.
The Tiffen UV Range
As Tiffen is one of the longest-serving and most established lens filter brands in the world it is no surprise that has a massive following. Their UV range has a ton of customers and over the years they have chosen to post tons of independent reviews of the range online. On top of those independent reviews, we also published our own dedicated Tiffen UV filter review a few months back that you may find helpful.
One drawback of the Tiffen UV filters is their limited sizes as at the time of writing they don’t even cover all of the commonly used thread sizes, never mind some of the less common ones like Gobe do. This can make it impossible to find a UV filter from the Tiffen range that will fit your lens of choice for your Nikon d60.
All that said, the Tiffen UV range is solid. Their filters offer optimum protection for your Nikon d60 lens of choice without having any effect on the overall image quality of your photographs or video footage. Although the Tiffen range does include some coating technology as standard for better performance and durability of the filter, it is not as in-depth as the Gobe two and three peak filter coatings.
If you have a Nikon d60 and want to invest in a UV filter for your lens of choice and are unable to source a Gobe UV filter then the Tiffen UV filters are going to be the next best option. The filter will make a nice addition to your photography accessory kit and help to protect the front element of your lens in multiple ways to help keep your snapping or recording as required.
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.