With the average cost of a 67mm UV filter being about £18, I thought I’d do a little homework and see what else was available if I didn’t want to part with that much money, just yet. I had a little look on Amazon – something I’ve never done for photography equipment before – and found a brand I hadn’t heard of before called K&F Concept. For a similar price they offered filter sets. Not just a UV filter, but polarisers, ND and ND grads too. Now I was spoilt for choice. For a few pounds more than a UV filter by Kenko or Hoya, I purchased this kit from K&F Concept.
- UV filter
- Polarising filter
- FLD filter
- Cleaning kit
- Spare Lens cap and hood
- Carry case
I didn’t find the polariser as effective as others I’ve used. That is to say, it never truly gets ‘dark’. Holding it up to the light and turning the thread, the change is quite discreet, and the effects are not as noticeable compared to my Hoya.
The cleaning kit, as imagined, is perfect, and there is no noticeable difference between K&F Concept’s kit, and any of the leading names such as LensPen. If I’d done this test blind with unbranded equipment, I should have been just as happy with either. So you know when you decide to change your camera bag last minute? Well, now you have enough cleaning equipment to leave some in each! The only fault I can really find with this, and yes, it is a little niggle, is the orange fabric. I know, I know, I like black, but this isn’t the problem. Both the microfibre cloth and the inside of the case have the tendency to leave little fibres on the things you’ve just cleaned! So, have the air blower handy, or a soft lint-free cloth. I always find micro-fibre cloth to be less help and more hinderance anyway…