In this article, we will be going over our Gobe UV filter review that we have been meaning to write for quite some time now. With the Gobe filter customer base growing so quick, there is no surprise that we see so many people reaching out to ask our opinion on their range.
Although UV lens filters are no longer really used for their original purpose of protecting your camera’s film from the UV rays of the sun, they not serve a more modern purpose of protecting your elements on your camera lens. They have proven particularly effective at this as they can prevent damage to a lens worth hundreds of dollars at the cost of the filter that costs a fraction of that. It is for this reason that we always recommend that any of our readers who are using a lens with their camera at the very least invest in a UV filter.
Although Gobe offer some very high-quality lens filters with a budget-friendly price tag, their products do tend to come in three different classes. The image below shows how you are able to quickly and easily see the classification of the filter you are looking at via the number of mountain peaks on the bottom right-hand side of the front of the box. A single mountain peak is their lowest quality and lowest price filter, two mountain peaks are their middle of the range product with three mountain peaks being the top of their range filter with the highest price tag.
One And Two Peak Filters
In reality, there is little difference between the one and two peak filters so if you want to pick up a UV filter from Gobe we would recommend that you either go with the one peak or the three peak variant.
The one and two peak variants come with an element made from high-quality Japanese glass to ensure excellent image quality without the need to break the bank. The frame of the filters is made from Magnalium to ensure that the frame is robust while also being lightweight with a small profile to make it easier to add to your photography bag without taking up much space or adding much weight.
All of the Gobe uv filters are available in the following filter thread sizes:-
As you can see, the filters are available in a large number of sizes increasing the chances of you being able to attach a Gobe UV filter to your lens. Additionally, Gobe have ensured they offer their filters in some of the less common filter sizes allowing them to increase the number of photographers and videographers who try their products as it can be difficult to find other filter brands who support some of those thread sizes.
From what we have seen, this has been an excellent strategy and helped to earn Gobe many customers. We have seen a number of reports from photographers who have mentioned how they only picked up a Gobe filter as they were the easiest brand they could find in a particular thread size. They, after seeing the quality of the filters they quickly ended up picking up more Gobe filters and becoming a dedicated Gobe user.
Gobes Three Peak Filters
The main difference of the Gobe UV three peak filters is that they come with high-quality German Schott b270 glass rather than the Japanese glass of the one and two peak filters. The german optical glass elements help to reduce uv haze, flare, and ghosting while also increasing the effectiveness of the ultraviolet filter.
The three peak filters also come with Gobes 16-layer multi-resistant coating technology as standard to further increase the functionality of the product. This coating helps the clear filter allow your lens to pick up light as if the filter is not attached while also helping to keep the filter element as strong as possible allowing it to take plenty of knocks and bumps that would otherwise land on your lens element.
These filters are also double threaded allowing you to add multiple filters to the end of your lenses to get some unique photographs with minimal effort. For example, if you are doing landscape photography, you may wish to add an ND filter and a Cpl filter to your lens to allow you to capture some epic photographs with water features, clouds, and open sunlight. Due to Gobes filters being double threaded you simply add one filter after the other to the end of your lens and you can even add a UV filter on to offer protection to the other filters too.
All in all Gobe are an excellent choice for any type of lens filter that you may need. Their one peak range offers a very cheap filter that is very budget friendly and offers excellent performance. Their three peak range offers a very good quality filter that is still budget friendly, especially when compared to the filter ranges and prices of some competing brands making them the ideal addition to your filter kit.
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.