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Jan 14, 2012 18:02 |  #16

JAbberwocky wrote in post #13705037 (external link)
... clean my filter 100 times and ... clean my front element 100 times.

OCD, eh?

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Jan 14, 2012 18:16 |  #17

It seems that there is a risk for using a filter. I don't use a filter after some special shots got wasted by light reflections off the front of the lens back into the backside of the filter and reflected back through the lens which produced some major ghosting from some lights.
Every time I shoot I have to keep in mind that I don't have filter in place and it is unfortunate to hear about your problem.




  
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Jan 14, 2012 18:27 |  #18
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I know this issue raises its head every now and then but I am in the no filter camp , a lens cap does just fine for me ;).

I think walking around with a UV filter on is like walking around with a helmet on your head just in case you walk into a pole :D


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Jan 14, 2012 19:13 |  #19

Filters for safety are stupid. Who cares if there are scratches, does it even matter on the front element at 1/8"??? I hate Uv filters for protection. Even $100 filters are a joke on a $600+ lens IMO.


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Jan 14, 2012 19:19 |  #20

CSMFoto wrote in post #13703277 (external link)
phew okay. They're less than about 1/8 of an inch but I didn't wanna have to do all kinds of repairs on it.

Oh man, you're fine. There are pieces of dust and sticky randomness on the front of mine bigger than that sometimes and it honestly makes no difference!


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Jan 14, 2012 20:13 |  #21

This test photo was taken with a kit lens with stuff stuck to the front of it. It is unlikely you will ever see any impact from very small marks on your glass.


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Jan 14, 2012 20:25 |  #22

ben805 wrote in post #13704566 (external link)
Yea tell that to the OP. It's like saying yea I have been driving for 40 years without wearing seat belt and look I'm still alive and fine .:rolleyes: :rolleyes: He is the one with scratched front element, maybe you should pay for his repair. :rolleyes:

There have been many people that have drove that long with out seatbelts that are still alive. Comparing a scratch on a lens to riding in a car without seat belts is completely wrong, no one is gonna die because they didn't use a uv filter.


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Jan 14, 2012 20:51 |  #23

ben805 wrote in post #13704566 (external link)
Yea tell that to the OP. It's like saying yea I have been driving for 40 years without wearing seat belt and look I'm still alive and fine .:rolleyes: :rolleyes: He is the one with scratched front element, maybe you should pay for his repair. :rolleyes:

Only if you pay for the scratches when a smashed filter (happens a lot with a dropped lens) damages the front element.


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Jan 14, 2012 23:40 |  #24

ben805 wrote in post #13704566 (external link)
Yea tell that to the OP. It's like saying yea I have been driving for 40 years without wearing seat belt and look I'm still alive and fine .:rolleyes: :rolleyes: He is the one with scratched front element, maybe you should pay for his repair. :rolleyes:


I understand that, I'm not commenting on the OP, I'm commenting on the crack about not using filters. Lenses usually are scratched by overzealous cleaning, improper cleaning, or simply using a lens cloth that has dirt or grit in it. They don't just get scratched by dirt getting on it. It is the improper removal of said dirt that does it.




  
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Jan 14, 2012 23:50 |  #25

PHughes wrote in post #13704187 (external link)
Mmmhmm, yeah... no. Sorry, scratches usually occur due to poor cleaning techniques.

Yes, but if you have a UV filter on, you will never have to clean your front element...

Also, accidents happen...once I was shooting a grizzly bear when someone shot off a bear bang (really loud thing to scare the bear off) it startled my ex-g/f and she jumped with a stupid walking stick in her hand, bashing it squarely in to my lens...I was happy that I only had to wipe the UV filter...but the amount of crap I've wiped off UV filters is insane (everything from fire retardant to saltwater spray)...


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Jan 14, 2012 23:53 |  #26

Oh yeah, and look at most people's camera phones...usually the "front element" (or really, the plastic shield) is scratched to hell and I've only seen ONE phone that took horrible pictures because of it...a few scratches on the front element won't likely affect IQ in any meaningful way :)


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Jan 14, 2012 23:57 |  #27

ben805 wrote in post #13704566 (external link)
Yea tell that to the OP. It's like saying yea I have been driving for 40 years without wearing seat belt and look I'm still alive and fine .:rolleyes: :rolleyes: He is the one with scratched front element, maybe you should pay for his repair. :rolleyes:

But the problem is, a filter is not a seat belt. A filter is akin to a piece of glass installed in front of you chest whilst you are driving. That piece of glass may shatter and stab or pierce your body if you are involved in a high impact crash


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Jan 15, 2012 00:00 |  #28

lucasmcd wrote in post #13704693 (external link)
I know this issue raises its head every now and then but I am in the no filter camp , a lens cap does just fine for me ;).

I think walking around with a UV filter on is like walking around with a helmet on your head just in case you walk into a pole :D

We all have different preferences

I agree UV filters are a waste of money, but I don't use lens caps, only filters because B+W filters are easier to keep clean compared to front elements.

The way I see it, lens caps are useless. Lenses are either safe in your bag, or on your camera ready to shoot. No need for lens caps.


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Jan 15, 2012 00:08 |  #29

ben805 wrote in post #13704566 (external link)
Yea tell that to the OP. It's like saying yea I have been driving for 40 years without wearing seat belt and look I'm still alive and fine .:rolleyes: :rolleyes: He is the one with scratched front element, maybe you should pay for his repair. :rolleyes:

true that. step off the soap box and take the wallet off the hip :D!

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Jan 15, 2012 00:11 |  #30

I had a 17-70mm with a scratch. Never once showed up in ANY images.

Check this out: http://www.lensrentals​.com …0/front-element-scratches (external link)


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