A&P Filters....

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  1. WiLL

    WiLL Active Member

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    Hi. I am not looking for filter exactly...but just something to protect my lenses with. So I was wondering if I should just get the clear protective thingys...or get something like a UV filter? Will a UV filter affect the quality of the picture?

    Also, which brands should I go with? Midpriced :o
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    Anybody that makes a tobacco filter is fine with me
     
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    UV filter is what you are looking for - they don't affect the image quality - mostly are there for protecting the lens. I keep one on my lens at all times, better to replace a $15 filter than a $200+ lens.
     
  4. mojito

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    Why spend hundreds to thousands for the best optics of a lens with special scratch resistant coatings only to put a cheep opticaly unpure filter over it? Yeah it could protect it, but you should have insurance on it anyways. And tahts what lens caps are for too

    UV filters or haze filters is what you are asking about, but I wouldn't do it.
     
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    I usually keep a Hoya HMC UV filter on my lenses.
     
  6. WiLL

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    Insurance? Like extended warrenty?
     
  7. Slowta

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    i have a qunatary uv lens on mine to keep it protected, i dont really think there is much loss of quality
     
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    I uncap all my lenses when I'm shooting events. I couldn't imagine doing it without hoods/uv filters. :hsugh:
     
  10. mojito

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    no, like car insurance, its cheep as hell for non pros and protects against theft, damage etc
     
  11. mojito

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    I have some, just don't use them, its a judgement call. Some won't use them, others won't use a lens without one.
     
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    you say tomato? :dunno:
     
  13. WiLL

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    What companies offer stuff like this? Links? :hs:
     
  14. mojito

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    anyone who sells insurance offers it, just call your car rep, just don't have it attached to your home owners insurance, you don't want that affected by a small claim. I've heard as low as $15 a year, but for me its gonna be more like 15 a month, but thats for like $25k in coverage and allows me to sell work without the rate going up
     
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    I say that i filter the light source instead of the lens :noes:
     
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    I use UV filters to protect the lens mostly because if you get a scratch on the actual lens, you're out a lens for that time period. I'd rather replace that filter and not notice a difference in my photos than take a chance at messing the actual glass up.
     

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