A&P Do you guys use a UV on ur 70-200's?

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  1. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    No/Yes? Why, Why Not?

    I only use CP right now :dunno:
     
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    Becuse a UV filter is insurance for your lens.

    70-200's aren't cheap, a $100 filter is worth buying to protect it.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I'm not asking why I should use them, I know what they do, I'm asking if you use one or not.

    and I don't know what UV filter cost's a 100 bucks :rofl:
     
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    On my 70-200 f/2.8 i have a UV on it at all times just to keep it protected. I sometimes take it off when I put on my B&W CPL filter. But yeah.. I use some cheap tiffen one or some shit for protection.
     
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    Whatever, $100-200 for a decent one. I was thinking with my employee discount :hs:

    And I didn't just tell you why you should use them, you asked:
    So the "Why?" is, for insurance and protection.
     
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    Why have quality glass w/ a cheap filter in front of it?

    I have a Nikon UV one on mine as well.
     
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    I only use a CP as well, my hood acts as protection
     
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    is a hood really gonna withstand the weight of a 70-200? I really don't know, so I'm actually wondering..

    Anyway, brass/aluminum > plastic.
     
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    Are you dropping your lens?

    UV filters are protecting the glass from getting scuffed, scratched, water spots/gross shit getting on it....only thing I would worry about is if a rock is being flung towards me like at a car race or something of the sort. And if I am putting myself into that situation, I'll use my B+W
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Exactly my point, I've shot 3 Rally Race's in the past 3 months, and I consistantly get better looking pics without the UV on and have many times had rocks spray near me, but with the hood on, I've not gotten one in it yet, and when most of the rocks are flying, its sunny so i use a cp anyways.
     
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    i always use my B&W UV on it. it's easier to replace a 50 dollar filter than a hundred(s) dollar front element
     
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    I have found I get alot of bouncing light between the filter and lens when I use a UV in any light....like your Rally's they have headlights and the light will bounce inside the filter and glass of the lens. Though you might get mud flung your way, tough call.
     
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    Yes.

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    that's why. (not mine, but my greatest fear)
     
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    CPL outdoors until it gets dark, UV indoors only when I'm around gogo dancers. I hate sparkles and glitter.
     
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    no filter on any lens unless i'm in adverse conditions.
     
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    I'm thinking a UV filter wouldnt have stopped that from happening
     
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    only when i need to reduce the uv haze...too lazy to take the one UV i own off my 17-40

    really comes down to being poor and lazy. plus the glass is just so clear on the 2.8L
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I'd have a uv filter on too if I was a Paintball photographer :rofl:
     
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    it's the UV filter that's broken there, not the lens. Take a closer look. :hsugh:
     
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    that rock had some good aim :big grin:


    did that guy ever get a resolution to his stolen paintball pics?
     
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    NO

    i have insurance if something goes wrong. Not worth IQ, light and AF loss, not to mention wasting more money
     
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    I don't use one :o
     

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