The CineClear UV Filter Review | What's a UV Filter & Why You Need One

Discover the significance of safeguarding your camera lens at all times. Delve into our top pick for UV protection lens filters that enthusiasts simply can't resist adding to their arsenal.

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Camera lenses are ungodly expensive, so it’s important that proper protection is taken into consideration. While camera insurance can be pretty expensive, one affordable item that might help drastically is a UV filter. What is a UV protection lens filter? Why do you need one? This article will dive into this topic and review Moment's popular CineClear UV filter.

To Know:

Safeguard your prized optics with exceptional glass. The CineClear UV Lens Filter not only defends your lens from dust, dings, and fingerprints but also mitigates the detrimental effects of UV light on your photographs. Crafted using our superior German Schott B270 glass, this UV filter boasts a 98.5% transmission rate and 16 layers of optical coatings, ensuring resistance to dust, fingerprints, and reflections.

CineClear maintains your image quality without compromise and is ingeniously designed for stackability with your favorite filters and lens caps. Enhanced by our signature Moment Red finish and tactile grip texture, this stylish and functional accessory is one you'll never want to part from your lens.

What We Love:

Will Last Forever

16-layer optical coatings ensure longevity and easy cleaning when necessary.

Like Cheap Insurance

Protects the lens's front element from dirt, debris, moisture, and other impacts.

Stack It

It easily stacks with other filters, ensuring it’s perfect as a ‘daily driver’.

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Like insurance for your camera.

A UV filter helps protect against ultraviolet sun rays, harsh wind, sand, and dirt. Clumsy? It also acts as a drop-proof mechanism for your worst Butterfinger moments. The reason they call it a UV filter might be apparent — as it’s primarily used for blocking the UV rays from entering the lens. Initially used for film photography, these bad boys can be extremely useful for protecting the longevity of your camera gear and manually controlling how light hits your image. While these are particularly useful for sunny days, they can block that usually unwanted blue haze in any situation.

You don’t need a UV filter to block UV light to take good photos, let’s be honest. These filters are perfect for simply protecting the outside of your lens. I’m an active photographer who loves bringing my camera to the silliest places (like a sandy beach or a rocky mountain). It’s important to me that my expensive lens is heavily protected from the outside elements. My good friend once fell on a slippery mountain top, and her camera went flying, busting up her lens severely. But wait! We looked further and noticed that she had her trusty UV filter on, saving her thousands of dollars after her spill. Phew! You need to invest in an outer filter like a screen protector for your phone. If you think you don’t, think again.

What We Rate

  • Rugged Ability
    • Leave it the Studio
    • Daily Carry
    • Traveller
    • Mountain Goat

  • Build Quality
    • Cheap
    • What You’d Expect
    • Solid
    • Top Of The Line

  • Image Quality
    • Is that even in focus?
    • Passable
    • Sharp
    • Tack Sharp

  • Color Temperature
    • Super Cool
    • Slightly Cooler
    • SlightlyWarmer
    • Super Warm

  • How Wide Of A Lens
    • Zoom 35mm- Infinity
    • Standard 24mm- Infinity
    • Wide Lens 16mm - infinity
    • Super Wide 12mm - Zoom

  • Filter Stacking
    • Can’t
    • 1-2
    • 2-3
    • 3+
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What It Has:

  • Premium German Schott B270 glass for superior light transmission (98.5%).
  • 16 layer optical coatings ensure longevity and easy cleaning when necessary.
  • Works with the center pinch lens cap you already own.
  • Easily stacks with other filters, ensures it’s perfect as a ‘daily driver’ type of filter.
  • The Signature Moment Red color-way looks fantastic on your lens.

What It Does:

  • Protects the front element of the lens from dirt, debris, moisture, and other impacts.
  • Subtracts blue rays of light.
  • Is totally drop-proof and will heartedly protect the front of your lens.



  • Glass: German Schott b270 Optical Glass
  • Coatings: 16 layer anti-reflective coating with ‘Liquid Glass’ surface treatments for anti-static, hydrophobic, and scratch resistance
  • Frame Material: Aerospace Grade Aluminum


  • Standard center pinch lens caps
  • Threaded camera lenses in corresponding sizes
  • 67mm lens filter mount
  • 67mm phone filter mount

In Detail

Because UV filters are like a sunscreen protectant or simply used as a physical barrier between the ground and your lens (hence the story above), these filters do not have a discernible visible difference in image quality. Sure, the glass is top tier, but visuals are not a point to make for these accessories. Some creatives might notice that cheaper brands have a softer, less clinically sharp look to the image due to the filters' interaction with light, but this isn’t the case for Moment’s CineClear. It’s sharp and like a filter-less lens, every time.

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