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Should i buy a Filter to protect my new 70-200mm L?

 
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May 23, 2012 22:12 |  #16

No. Use the lens hood. Always.


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May 23, 2012 22:17 |  #17

I just come here to enjoy the show ;)

As current B+W MRC Pro UV, Canon UV and Hoya cheapo filters owner, I have about 10 of them, most 77mm and 72mm.

Anyone in Melbourne want them for half RRMP as B&H, please PM me :cool:

77mm and 72mm Hoya cheapo sell for $5 only (I got them for A$30+).


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May 24, 2012 18:57 |  #18

Damn, no one want to buy my bloody UV filter!


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May 24, 2012 19:13 |  #19

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May 24, 2012 20:44 |  #20

Mike Deep wrote in post #14475675 (external link)
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that UV filter is wasted - you should use it for a Coke can!


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May 24, 2012 22:14 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #21

Aww lovely. The filter debate... If u buy one, buy a good one at least. Thats all i am saying ;)


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May 24, 2012 23:14 |  #22

SMP_Homer wrote in post #14481232 (external link)
that UV filter is wasted - you should use it for a Coke can!

What happens if we start a Coke vs. Pepsi debate inside a filter debate?


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May 24, 2012 23:54 |  #23

If you buy a good filter, B+W, Hoya etc. you can always remove it. If you don't have one, you can not put it on.


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May 25, 2012 01:34 as a reply to  @ Nick5's post |  #24

Recently I saw someone selling a series II of this lens on e-bay, with a light scratch on the front element (near the edge). Would not affect picture quality, but it took over $200 off the price you would expect to get for an unblemished example of this lens. If you plan to take your lens to your grave, not an issue, but if you may sell it in the future, then a filter helps protect your investment.


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May 25, 2012 02:09 |  #25

Another no vote.
Others have voiced there conserns.




  
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May 25, 2012 09:15 |  #26

my vote is yes. I shoot nightlife photography and have had someone actually grab the front element of my lens, also had drinks spilled on me and my camera. Always cheaper to replace the filter than it is the lens. that said, at least get a good filter.


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May 25, 2012 09:28 |  #27

your eyes are way more important than the front element of any lens you own

If you walk around every day with safety goggles to protect your eyes, then do consider doing similar for your lens
most people don't wear protective eyewear as part of their everyday - only when the conditions demand it - should treat your lens (and basically, everything else) the same!


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May 25, 2012 10:12 as a reply to  @ post 14476531 |  #28

I don't have it on this lens. It has very deep hood. It is also not weather sealed lens.


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May 25, 2012 10:27 |  #29

No. Just keep the hood on and that will protect it well enough. I don't even have screw on filters really anymore. All 4x4/4x6 Lee or Singh Ray stuff. The only screw on that I have with me consistently is the 105mm CPL that goes onto my Lee FK.


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May 25, 2012 10:52 |  #30

I shoot at racing events where there can be quite a bit of dust etc. in the air, I have always used a high-quality UV filter on my L lenses because I'd rather not have to worry about cleaning the lens element itself - I generally just use a blower to blow the dust off the filter and this seems to work great.

It would be interesting to shoot "naked" and with the filter, back to back, to see if there is a perceptible difference in IQ - but I'm generally so happy with the colors and IQ from my L lenses (24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 non-IS) that I doubt it could get a lot better without the filter. But maybe I'd be surprised....

Has anyone done this (comparitive tests back-to-back, with/without the UV filter) ?


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