A&P Warning - borrowlenses.com ships with shitty UV filters on their lenses.

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  1. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I rented a 12-24 F4 from them, and I kept catching flairs outdoors in almost every damn shot, with the hood on :ugh:

    I also noticed I really had to work the curves more in aperture because the contrast and color rendition were awful.

    I went to clean it, and took the hood off for the first time since having it, and low and behold, a no name UV filter.

    Took that bitch off and it looks like it should now :mad:


    First time using these people, so I never thought to pull the hood and check, lensrenters.com, who I usually use, does NOT do that.
     
  2. mojito

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    no offense, but not checking out a rented lens top to bottom is on you bro.
     
  3. MSIGuy

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    And you somehow didn't notice this when you took the lens cap off?
     
  4. TheManLouisianaFace

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    The hood was on, I just reached in and pinched the cap to take it off. Their UV filter is a no name that's all black with no lettering on it. So it blended in.
     
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    im willing to bet it was left on there from the last renter.

    regardless. it's your fault for not properly inspecting it when you received it and putting you own filter on it.
     
  6. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    fixed
     
  7. TheManLouisianaFace

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    werd, just a heads up to not make the same brain dead mistake I did :wtc:
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    good safety tip egon

    heinz made me a uv filter elitist. either i use rodenstock or i go bareback :naughty:
     
  9. mojito

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    a good uv filter is about as useful as a bathing suit in antarctica
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    i only have one on the wide angle. it's mostly cuz sometimes i bump in to shit not realizing how physically close i am
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    :rofl:
     
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    :love:
     
  13. asdfbunk

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    gotta get my tan on :coolugh:
     
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    awwww...Mah relationofhypotheticallyAfricandecent :h5:
     
  15. Wobistdu

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: holy shit
     
  16. assclown

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    When I bought my 50mm 1.8 at B&H, they sold me a $10 UV filter to protect it. I was trying to actually learn things from the guy who was helping me but he kept saying things like "It's art man, there are no rules." :hsugh:

    I didn't even bother to ask if a cheap filter could impact my photos in a negative manner.

    I realized a bunch of weird dots (looked like small lights) pop up in some night shots I took of Christmas lights. I assumed it was some type of lens flare but wasn't sure. Could it be the cheap UV filter? Am I better off without it? :hs:
     
  17. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    It could very well be the filter. Are you using your lens hood? Always use the lens hood.
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    yeah dont use shitty filters on cheap lenses like that. my 50 and 35 primes dont get shit
     
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    I don't have a hood. :hs:

    Yeah I figured it wasn't really necessary for such a cheap lens, but also couldn't hurt. I guess it can hurt. :o
     
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    let me get this straight...a lens rental company puts a "no name" UV filter on their lenses to protect their investment and you go and give them negative feedback about it? Was taking it off and moving on not good enough?

    Jesus, some of the shit you people cry about on a day-to-day basis makes me think other than photography you lead some boring fucking lives. Get over yourself.
     
  22. TheManLouisianaFace

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  23. Wobistdu

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    i didnt take this so much as a bitching thread, but a heads up thread

    if i'm renting a lens from them, i'd probably just leave the UV filter on. by the time it's on the way back i would then discover the filter fucked up shots. most of us don't rent lenses long enough to do multiple downloads off the memory cards
     
  24. asdfbunk

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    i'd download every chance i got, just to make sure i didn't lose anything in case of an accident
     
  25. Cesium

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    Try some similar shots with the filter off and compare?

    Sounds much more like dead or "hot" sensor cells than anything a filter would do.
     

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