A&P Holy crap, talk about lucky!

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  1. dano

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    Now it says in stock, WTF?

    And I ordered a Tiffen filter afterwards and they're trying to ship them separately, charging me $20 for shipping. I'm on the phone right now with Apu's sister. I told her either combine the orders so it's $10 to ship or just cancel the order for the filter. Currently on hold.

    EDIT: Okay. She dropped it down to $.99 for shipping of the filter, I can live with that. And don't rant and rave about how shitty Tiffen's are, nigga please, I know that. I'm just a bit clumsy and would like to have something to protect the lens.
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    are you talking about a UV filter? why bother on a ~90$ lens?
     
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    This post was riveting. Imagine if it had been out of stock, there would have only been like 10 or 20 other places that would have had it.
     
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    For $77? I searched to no avail.
     
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    Because if I didn't buy it I'd likely destroy it. :mamoru:

    Besides, I do a lot of shooting in night clubs/bars on a side job and I am always concerned about the smoke in those types of places getting on the element.
     
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    Now it says 3 left in stock. Fuckers. I'm convinced it's a selling gimmick.
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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    Productivity. Nothing screams dumbshit more than if you have an incident at a shoot and a lens is broken when a filter would have protected it. Now you have no lense and your client has no time. They don't care if it wasn't your fault. That and a UV filter for a 50mm is probalby $20 for a nice one. $90 > $20.
     
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    $77 is cheap? I paid $65 shipped for mine
     
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    :fawk: It's been ordered, no point in crying now.
     
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    I never understood peoples obsession with UV filters to protect their lenses

    I mean if you're shooting paintball or something sure, but seriously, come on
     
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    $75 @ B&H imported, $80 for US version
     
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    The opinion is 50/50 on UV filters. Don't bother arguing your own opinion because it sure as hell won't change that other 50% of the people on here's opinions.
     
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    I tend to think that 95% of the people out there are just too cheap to spend $20-50 on a nice UV for a lens that they consider "easily replaceable". If I had a dime for every piece of L-glass on ebay/classifieds that was discounted far more than the cost of a UV filter because of a front element blemish, I would be a rich man.

    These are likely the same people who scoff at insurance.
     
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    If I had L-glass it wouldn't have a Tiffen on it, believe me son. But for the fitty, it will do just fine for its purpose. If I intended to use it for the UV purpose, it would be a good multi-coated one.
     
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    Agreed. I have B&W's on all of mine. I ate one last year in a shot of a welder, better that my $52 filter than my $700 lense was destroyed.
     
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    I'll sell you mine cheap. had maybe 100 pictures through it :o
     
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    On an almost $1100 "L" glass lens im not willing to take chances.
     
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    thats what insurance is for

    and for the record front elements are designed to not need one, and a UV can do more damage if the glass scratches the element
     
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    :hs: My insurance wont take my camera gear on because i live less than a mile from the ocean. Im trying to get it under my parents homeowners insurance ATM but i havent lived with them in at least 3 years.
     
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    plenty of places will, just have to call around. You really don't want to make a homeowners claim for a thousand dollar lens. State Farm did mine and I've always lived on the water.

    If you run a business with it, check out Tom Pickard's Group Insure and Hill & Ushire, 2 of the best photography business insurance.
     
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    What?
     

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