Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Meat Popsicle, Feb 28, 2008.
Simple really..do you use any kind of protective or UV filter on the front of your glass?
I'm not talking polarizers or ND filters either..I'm talking strictly UV for protection.
I do. Im around kids and people who dont really know how to handle a dslr. kids usually try to touch the lens when im in their face.
2 of my lenses (70-200, 24-70)have UV filters, 3 of them (10-22, 17-85, 50mm) don't.
i never let anything get near the front element, and have hoods for most of my lenses, but the two with UV were expensive.
I'm so paranoid about my glass.
without a doubt filter
waste of time and $$ on a digital.
Except for the protection.
never, CPL and ND only
Or you could just be careful with your gear...
I mean you're introducing increased lens flair and throwing a ~20 piece of glass in between your subject and your $500+ precise, calibrated, engineered lens....
For what? To save you from accidently scraping your lens with your car keys when you try to stuff it all in your bag without looking?
i use a pretty cheap UV filter, mainly just to protect the glass. i'm thinking about picking up a nice CP too
only CPL & ND, but it's on the lens 90% of the time.
never I'm extremely careful with expensive items
When shooting motox, I've gotten roosted serveral times and I've had some dirt hit the filter. I'll use a filter from now on in situations like that.
It also makes my camera/lens "Weather proof"
I don't - I'm pretty dang careful with my stuff
use one on every single lens i own. i never know when that ONE time i wished i use a filter will come. i'd rather not drop several hundred on a new front element.
never, but I do have a couple and would use if I was going hiking.
No. Just the lens hood.
the front element is designed to resist scratches.
i don't have a single UV filter to my name
Tits has a really good photo that convinced me to never go without one.
Go look again at where the impact was, the front element would have been fine. It hit on the corner of the filter which ins't a tight seal and it broke. By the UV filter breaking, you risk deep scratches in the front element.
There are time and places for UV, but most times do not require it.