Urth Magnetic UV lens filter (Plus+) review

Poor magnets let down an otherwise solid UV filter

UV lens filter held between two fingers
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The image quality of the Urth UV lens filter (Plus+) is second to none, with no effect on overall image sharpness. Urth’s clean and simple design is fantastic, and its eco credentials are the cherry on top. However, I could not abide by the weak magnets that left the filter rattling around annoyingly in its magnetic holder, and certainly wouldn’t trust it to protect my lens. The magnetic filter can also be screwed in which almost redeems it as a protection filter, but I would avoid the extra cost of the magnetic version and just buy Urth’s cheaper screw-in-only variety.


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    No effect on image sharpness

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    Lens protection benefits (when screwed in)


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    Magnetic connection is weak

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    Filter very loose in magnetic holder

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A UV lens filter is exactly as it is named, a lens that filters out UV rays from hitting your camera lens that can cause unwanted changes in contrast or unnatural hues. UV filters have existed for decades, all the way back to the film era when filters were often a necessity to cut UV wavelengths from hitting sensitive film.

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Filter Type Ultraviolet UV / Protector
Coating Nano Coating 30-Layers
Glass German SCHOTT B270
Thickness8mm with magnetic holder / 5mm screw-in

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.