A&P Interesting Article on Front Element Damage and Dust

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  1. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    good to know
     
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    cool article
    thanks for the link
     
  4. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    yeah the front element is usually fairly cheap to get repaired too, I think I'm done with protective filters, even using good quality nikon NDs, I still worry it's impacting things.
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    I want to know how expensive it is to get the 17mm TS-E front element replaced!

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  6. OlafBeserka

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    cool article
     
  7. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    interesting. i would've liked to see some pictures from the different damage steps at f/22 though.
     
  8. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :hsugh: i'd like to see someone find a uv filter to protect the front element
     
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    Sometimes I'll put my fingers across the lens hood of my 100-300 f4 and still take pictures just to show them that a dirty front element doesn't matter that much.
     
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    Ill keep my UV still. I like my crap spotless.
     
  11. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Yeah, it's a good general example of how fucked up your front element needs to be before it shows up in the pictures, but it could have been a lot more thorough.

    Maybe one of the Nikon cronies here can sacrifice some old 50mm and do some real tests!

    I'd do it if I had some old 50 that I didn't mind destroying. Someone's got to have a lens they can destroy and I'm sure OTAP can come up with some great testing parameters.
     
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    in my video camera i have to keep the front element spotless or else it will focus on all the little spots of dust and smudges lol
     
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    wow actually just looked at this for the first time

    makes me feel better about small specs of dust on the front of my lens :eek5:
     
  15. xenon supra

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    better that than the 14-24
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  16. mikeskillz

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    actually the the 17 tilt is like $1,000 more :rofl:

    friggin expensive lens.
     

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