With sales of the Nikon p1000 being as strong as expected right out the gate and only showing signs of increasing over the coming weeks we are seeing more and more people asking various questions about how they are able to get the best image quality out of the p1000. These questions span across a large number of different camera accessories due to the versatility of the camera and we have actually covered a few other commonly asked questions for the Nikon p1000 already.
That said though, due to the mounted lens on the camera, we have noticed more and more people reaching out to specifically ask for advice on the best uv filters for Nikon p1000 camera owners recently. Investing in a solid UV filter can be a great little camera accessory to pick up as it adds that additional protection to the forward lens element on the p1000 and can potentially save you money in the long run by preventing possible damage.
Although UV lens filters were originally designed to prevent UV light from getting to the camera sensor, these days they are usually used as an additional layer of protection. This helps to protect the forward lens element on your Nikon p1000 from any accidentally damage from bumps, knocks, or drops for a fraction of the price when compared to a repair bill.
Thankfully, there are a number of solid, budget friendly UV lens filters on the market right now with the 77mm lens filter thread that will natively mount directly to your Nikon p1000. In our opinion, the Gobe 77mm UV lens filter is definitely going to be the best option for you and is well worth purchasing.
The Gobe range has managed to quickly earn themselves an excellent reputation amongst photographers and videographersNot only have the Gobe range managed to produce some great quality lens filters that rival those from more established brands such as Hoya or Tiffen but they have also managed to keep their filters as budget friendly as possible too.
Gobe definitely have that start up mentality of trying to innovate as much as possible with their filters to keep their quality as high as possible and costs as low as possible. They have managed to make some break throughs with both their lens elements and lens frames with their products often being better than what some of the competing brands are offering while also being cheaper. We are now going to be taking a more detailed look at what the Gobe UV filter range offers you and going over a number of the features that make them the obvious option.
Performance And Functionality
As we touched on above, the innovation of Gobe and their lens filter range ensures that they are offering you the absolute best possible performance and functionality possible for the lowest possible price tag. They have essentially taken a long, hard look at the competing lens filters on the market and then dedicated themselves to working out how to offer more for less and somehow, they have been successful.
The Gobe lens filter range is broken down into three different tiers defined as peaks with one being entry level, two being intermediate, and three being professional level. The one and two peak lens filters both use the highest possible Japanese glass for their lens elements while the three peak filters all use German Schott glass for their lens element. Although German Schott glass is definitely the best glass on the market right now, it also has the price tag to match.
With Gobe going with the highest possible Japanese glass for their one and two peak UV filters, they have been able to reduce the costs of their filters and pass the savings onto you, the consumer without losing any of the protection that they offer. To take things one step further, Gobe then put all of their lens filters, no matter the peak rating through their unique coating system to take things to the next levels.
As you would probably guess, then umber of coats will depend on the peak of the filters you purchase but the two and three peak filters come in with sixteen nano coats to help improve performance. These additional coating layers range from adding additional protection to preventing flares to improving clarity to preventing scratches. Gobe have been tight lipped about exactly how these do this to keep their competitive advantage over the competing lens filter brands but you really can tell the different in the image quality once mounted to your lens.
The actual lens filter frames on the Gobe UV filter range is made from magnalium rather than aluminium alloy like most of the competing lens filters from the other brands. This not only makes the actual frame of the filter stronger but production methods for magnalium have improved helping to bring the cost down so you get a strong filter frame for the same price as an aluminium alloy frame.
As we touched on above, the Nikon p1000 has a 77mm lens filter thread and the Gobe thread system is all reinforced and double threaded. This helps to ensure that you are able to mount and unmount your lens filter within seconds without having to worry about cross threading too. Cross threading can be a total pain with lower quality filters and if you do end up getting the filter threads cross threaded it really can be a pan to get off your lens. The magnalium build and reinforced threads prevent this from being an issue with the Gobe lens filters helping them score even more points over the competing lens filters on the market.
All in all, Gobe have done an excellent job with all of their filters and we are confident in recommending them to our readers as a UV lens filter of choice for anyone who owns a Nikon p1000. We would always recommend that any of our readers who own a bridge camera invest in a UV lens filter as any potential damage to the forward lens element can be expensive. It would seem that the community agree with use as the Gobe range has a very good reputation amongst photographers and videographers.
As you would expect from any modern lens filter on the market, the Gobe UV filters are very easy to use and are extremely user friendly. Even if you have never used a lens filter before you should easily be able to get the filter mounted to your Nikon p1000 without having any issues. You simply line the filter threads up and rotate as usual, just remember that left is to loosen and right is to tighten and you should be good to go.
You only need to screw the Gobe lens filters until they are finger tight on your Nikon p1000 so theres no need for you to be strong to mount or unmount them. We think that this is one of the reasons that so many people from the photography and videography communities have flocked to the Gobe range. Outside of Tiffen and Hoya, it has been hard for photographers and videographers to trust other brands due to their filters often cross threading and ending up stuck on an expensive lens.
As we covered above, the Gobe threads on their lenses are reinforced to prevent this and have quickly managed to get the reputation of not cross threading and getting stuck while also having a low price tag too. The cleaning of the filters is minimal too and the element is cleaned in the same way that you would usually clean the forward lens element of your camera lens as usual anyway.
Build Quality And Design
We have covered a number of points about the build quality and design of the Gobe UV lens filter range and how they can make the ideal lens filter for your Nikon p1000 as we have worked our way through the other sections of our article. That said though, we are very impressed with the build quality of their filters and are surprised that they have been able to retail them at the price points that they are without having any issues with their business model.
One thing that we do want to mention about the Gobe filter range is that they have been specifically designed to have one of the slimmest profiles on the market to ensure that there i no vignetting during use. This will probably not be an issue with the Nikon p1000 if you do choose to go with other lens brands anyway but with so many photographers and videographers having multiple cameras in their collection, you may end up using the filter with another camera bodies lens so it is nice to know.
That wraps up our article on why the Gobe lens filter range offers the best uv filters for Nikon p1000 camera users and we would highly recommend that our users consider them as their filter brand of choice. They offer similar if not better levels of quality when compared to what the more established brands such as Tiffen or Hoya are offering their users while also being cheaper making it a win, win decision to go with Gobe.
If you are yet to make your mind up then the rapid growth of the Gobe user base has resulted in an absolute ton of independent reviews being postedthat you can read if you wish. These are well worth at least skimming over if you do have some time available as they offer some excellent insight into the performance and functionality of the lens filters as well as just how good they are.