A&P UV Filters - Do you use them?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Mar 31, 2010.

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UV Filters for Home?

  1. Use them on all lenses

    14 vote(s)
    26.4%
  2. Don't use them

    27 vote(s)
    50.9%
  3. Use them on some lenses

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    22.6%
  1. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    Just curious what OTAP does. I used to like the idea of them, but now not so much.
     
  2. iRate

    iRate New Member

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    I have 77 and 82mm from B+W but I rarely use them :(
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    yeah i have a 77mm rodenstock that was on my wide angle. great quality UV filter, but i'm constantly taking it off for a polarizer or ND. such a pain.

    time to sell it.
     
  4. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    uv filters are useless.
     
  5. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I have them but I don't use them.
     
  6. Cesium

    Cesium OT Supporter

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    I've managed to amass quite a collection of filters that I've received with lenses I bought second-hand. They just take up space in the closet.
     
  7. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    I'm not a pro, so I SHOULD start using them :o
     
  8. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    I've got like $700 in UV filters and I have no idea where they are :rofl:
     
  9. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    edit: which is stupid considering I don't know where a single front or rear lens cap is :rofl:

    god my gear is busted
     
  10. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    yeah but I dont know how it affects the image. I just put it on because of High school photo "put on a uv filter to protect the lens" etc
     
  11. Idyfohu

    Idyfohu New Member

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    I have 77mm B+W filters on my expensive glass...I figure if there's no degrading of IQ then the extra protection can't hurt right?
     
  12. upgrayedd

    upgrayedd a double dose of this pimpin OT Supporter

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    I have a terrible habit of accidentally touching the front glass so I have one on my 28-135 and 18-55. :o
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    :bowrofl:

    to be honest, i could swear i saw my wide angle soften up a bit when i put the UV up front
     
  14. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i pretty much never have lens caps on anything :dunno:
     
  15. AbortionSurvivor

    AbortionSurvivor Active Member

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    "She made me wear a UV filter"
     
  16. Bukka

    Bukka Active Member

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    Don't use UV filters.
    Had a dream once, and my lenses demanded to always raw-dog the elements.
    As a guy, who am I do deny my lenses that freedom.
     
  17. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    :bowrofl:

    This subforum = :bowdown:
     
  18. bbp

    bbp bike watching troll king OT Supporter

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    Don't use em. Use lens hoods for protection.
     
  19. Etherized

    Etherized Active Member

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    I don't use them
     
  20. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i've used the one i have once, i was shooting some shots of a painter spraying clear coat on a bumper. should've used it a second time because i now have one spot of clear coat on the front of my 17-40 :mad:
     
  21. Keegan

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    Hoods are my friend.
     
  22. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    Depends on the conditions. If its a wedding, no UV filter, if I'm near the ocean, its rainy, or I'm at the zoo with my family and a million people are bumping into my camera then yes I use them.
     
  23. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    i have them on my 85mm 1.4 and 28-70 2.8, its for protection, doesn't affect the iq
     
  24. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i hate UV filters. i dont use them. i lose all the feeling.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
  25. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Ive found myself actually taking them off my lenses lately.
     

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