A&P To filter or not to filter..that is the question..

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Meat Popsicle, Feb 28, 2008.

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Do you use a filter?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Simple really..do you use any kind of protective or UV filter on the front of your glass?

    I do.
     
  2. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    I'm not talking polarizers or ND filters either..I'm talking strictly UV for protection.
     
  3. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    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.
     
  4. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    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. :o
     
  5. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    I'm so paranoid about my glass. :hsd:
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    without a doubt filter
     
  8. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    waste of time and $$ on a digital.
     
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    Except for the protection.
     
  10. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    never, CPL and ND only
     
  11. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I guess...

    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?

    come on...
     
  12. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    i use a pretty cheap UV filter, mainly just to protect the glass. i'm thinking about picking up a nice CP too
     
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    only CPL & ND, but it's on the lens 90% of the time.
     
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    never I'm extremely careful with expensive items
     
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    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" :o
     
  16. FusionZ06

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    I don't - I'm pretty dang careful with my stuff :dunno:
     
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    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.
     
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    never, but I do have a couple and would use if I was going hiking.
     
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    djfromgr Red Wings Fan

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    No. Just the lens hood.
     
  22. mojito

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    the front element is designed to resist scratches.

    i don't have a single UV filter to my name
     
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    Tits has a really good photo that convinced me to never go without one.
     
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    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.
     
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