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Do you use UV/protect filters?

 
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Aug 09, 2011 16:42 |  #16
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I have used them just as a protection.. didn't see much difference with glare and other claimed advantages.. may be I need to learn to use it ;)


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Aug 09, 2011 16:53 |  #17
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Aug 09, 2011 16:55 as a reply to  @ chandu_732's post |  #18

Never use them, never seen how they make financial sense unless you only have one lens. Also I don't want to take the chance, even if very minimal with high end filters, of reducing my IQ.

Besides, filters break easily, offer very little real protection and have been known to actually damage lenses by shattering and sticking shards of glass into the element they are supposed to protect.

I do always use rigid hoods though, they offer plenty of protection and actually improve IQ.




  
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Aug 09, 2011 17:08 |  #19

David Arbogast wrote in post #12904076 (external link)
A UV filter question? You're going to have a hard time finding anyone with a strong opinion on this. ;)

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Aug 09, 2011 17:25 |  #20

No filters. Hoods on all lenses at all times


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Aug 09, 2011 19:31 as a reply to  @ jdpence's post |  #21

I leave a filter on all the time. The (incredibly minute) drop in image quality is worth it for the extra protection.


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Aug 10, 2011 05:00 |  #22

* No UV/'protective' filter can improve image quality on a dSLR.
* All UV/'protective' filters will cause some degradation in image quality.
* The seriousness of this degradation tends to decrease as filter cost increases.
* Good filters will cause degradation that is not noticeable under most conditions.
* All filters, even the best, will cause noticeable degradation in some conditions.


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Aug 10, 2011 05:23 |  #23

I don't waste my money on protection filters. To protect my lenses, I use lens hoods at all times.




  
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Aug 10, 2011 09:26 |  #24

I just leave the lens cap on 24/7. It's much safer that way. At first my photos always came out underexposed, but It's like Luke Skywalker doing his light-saber training with blast shield down...once you "let go" the force takes over and your sensor will "feel" the scene.

Mirth aside, I don't use a UV filter. When I'm walking around and am concerned about banging my lens on something, I slap the lens cap on. When I'm shooting, I'm not worried about it.


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Aug 10, 2011 09:34 |  #25

Same here.

jdpence wrote in post #12906011 (external link)
No filters. Hoods on all lenses at all times


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Aug 10, 2011 09:47 |  #26

NO NO NO. I cant afford anymore money after dropping over thousands of dollars on these expensive lenses. i always use the HOOD that came w/ it.


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Aug 10, 2011 10:39 |  #27

Only if using it in a nasty environment (sand, water, etc). Normally just the hood for impact protection.


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