A&P Need help with getting some filters/protection for my lenses

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    I have the D90 kit lens 18-105 VR and the 50mm 1.8/d

    Do I go by the specs on the lens? Like the 50mm takes a 52mm cover?

    I can't go nuts money wise, but would like at least "some" protection for these 2 lenses.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  3. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Unless you spend a lot on a filter, it's just going to hurt IQ and cause flares and loss of contrast. I don't use them and never have had a problem.
     
  4. mojito

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    you do not need protection or uv filters. A GOOD polarizer is the only thing that will add value.

    Insurance on all your gear is cheaper, and will cover loss/theft in addition to accidents
     
  5. mojito

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    and no, a UV filter doesn't make shit night and day like it shows. Do you wear glasses? If so, do you notice a quality difference between with and without, discounting the RX
     
  6. TheManLouisianaFace

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    Werd. Just google front element damage or whatever that site is, you'd be surprised just how extremely damaged the front element has to get to even affect your images.
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

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    UV filters affect film exposure. But, you're right, zero effect on digital.
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    im not concerned about physical harm as much as dust. i jump out at the airport today to bust some shots and some asshole drives by in a dirt lot and kicks up a major dust storm

    lens was covered in dust :wtc:
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    yeah i wasn't clear. top concern is keep dust/dirt off... and be able to just wipe clean with shirt
     
  10. TheManLouisianaFace

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    won't help any, still gotta clean the shit up. and won't prevent dust from entering the lens
     
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    I have at least UV filters on my good glass, my cheapie lenses have nothing.
     
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    sure. so do clean tshirts or ties :o
     
  15. Wobistdu

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    :mamoru:

    thanks for the tips guys
     
  16. Girth

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    Just leave your lens hoods on. I stopped buying filters.
     
  17. Wobistdu

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    thanks girth


     
  18. EWhytsell

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    I use filters when I'm in very dirty enviroments.
     
  19. MSIGuy

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    I like using UV filters... :hsughno: It gives me peice of mind that if I drop my camera or bang it against a tree I probally won't lose days of shooting waiting for my shit to be replaced by insurance.

    If you want to use a UV filter I recommend B+W MRC filters. Well made, have a great reputation, but they're pricey.
     
  20. Dwight Schrute

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    They're basically useless. If you drop your camera the front element is probably more likely to get scratched by the shattered glass of your filter than anything else.
     
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    i leave the hoods on too, but i still have filters on :hs:
     
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    Unless you're using a specialized filter or a CP, I think it's useless.
     
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    Ditto, but only on the wide angle lens (16-35) since the lens hood isn't big. I don't bother with a filter on the 70-200 when indoors but it always has a CPL when I'm outdoors.
     
  24. TheManLouisianaFace

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    Dirt doesn't get in your lens through the front element.
     
  25. MSIGuy

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    Well I like shooting with them on. I think we can all agree that under 99% of the shooting conditions a quality filter isn't going to negatively impact an image so my thought is "why not have it there, just in case."

    I know that filters CAN increase shit like glare and other crap, but obviously if I see that as a problem I'll just remove the filter.
     

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