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Oct 23, 2013 07:15 |  #1

would it be silly to buy a new 300 f/4 IS then put a filter on it:)


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Oct 23, 2013 08:56 |  #2

If you're using it in a sandstorm or something similar, it wouldn't be silly. In normal situations, opinions may vary. I found that a filter visibly degraded IQ on my 400mm, so I'm not using one on that lens any more.


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Oct 23, 2013 09:45 |  #3

The built-in lens hood on the 300/4 IS is very deep... and protects the front element very well. So there's not a whole lot of reason to need further "protection" from a filter.

Instead of spending it on a filter, I'd suggest putting your money toward a good 1.4x teleconverter for use on the 300/4. You'll find that much more useful, I suspect.


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Oct 23, 2013 15:41 |  #4

I would only put a filter on my 300 F4 IS if there was a slight danger of it being hit by gravel etc. If there was a significant risk then I would go take pictures somewhere else!


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Oct 23, 2013 23:10 |  #5

Mine is now over 7 years old and came in lots of situations where I was pleased to have a (protective) filter present!
Not so mutch about the environment aswell as the manipulation of the lens. You're not always in a stable surrounding and on several occasions the filter did its main job - protecting the front element!
I'd gladly take a (minor) image-degradation. All those years later I'm still not hindered by it :). The lens is still going strong (and sharp)!

I know there is a lot of controversy about using a filter but for me it's a no brainer.
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Oct 24, 2013 02:15 |  #6

Thank you guys, its a puzzle really spending all that cash to put a piece of glass in front of it:confused:


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Oct 24, 2013 02:20 |  #7

happyduck wrote in post #16394818 (external link)
Thank you guys, its a puzzle really spending all that cash to put a piece of glass in front of it:confused:

Esecially, when someone says " the filter did it's job, it protected the lens", without empirical proof of that. The hoods on the 300/f/4L IS and 400/5.6L are quite deep, and retracting. Unless someone had the hood retracted (yes, maybe for storage), while shooting... but why would you do that? That would equal a bone-headed move.


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Oct 24, 2013 02:23 |  #8

1Tanker wrote in post #16394826 (external link)
Esecially, when someone says " the filter did it's job, it protected the lens", without empirical proof of that. The hoods on the 300/f/4L IS and 400/5.6L are quite deep, and retracting. Unless someone had the hood retracted (yes, maybe for storage), while shooting... but why would you do that? That would equal a bone-headed move.

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