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Aug 27, 2005 23:46 |  #1

I always use either a UV filter or no filter and the lens hood, depending. Today I had the filter and no hood on my 28-135 IS lens.

I dropped the camera on the ground, lens first. The filter shattered and is sort of fused to the lens cap. The lens seems OK, although it has some broken glass on it from the filter. I'll send it to Canon for cleaning and it should be fine.

Here is the filter after the fall (taken with a different lens):

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Aug 28, 2005 22:16 |  #2

sweet!




  
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Aug 28, 2005 23:40 |  #3

that's good that the filter had taken most of the impact

I think this is a good reason as to always do the following, use a UV filter, see reason above and use a lens hood.

I had dropped my 28-135 and I am lucky that it dropped on the lens hood first :)

I wonder if it's a fault of the lens ? or something :lol:


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Aug 29, 2005 00:36 |  #4

If you had had the lens hood on, you probably wouldn't even have broken that.

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Aug 29, 2005 02:45 |  #5

judyg wrote:
I always use either a UV filter or no filter and the lens hood, depending.

Depending on what? When can't you use a hood?


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Aug 29, 2005 08:00 as a reply to  @ Curtis N's post |  #6

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Depending on what? When can't you use a hood?

I was trying to not be noticed too much, and the hood from that lens is very noticable.

Believe me - lesson learned - I'll always use a lens hood from now on.

But I was still really glad at least the filter took the hit and not the lens. And really really glad I chose that lens and not the new 17-40L.

It could have been a whole lot worse.




  
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Aug 29, 2005 08:20 |  #7

Wouldn't this convince you to use the hood all of the time? I don't think the filter saved anything, looks like the lens cap itself was what bore the brunt of the impact.



  
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Aug 29, 2005 08:25 as a reply to  @ Curtis N's post |  #8

Curtis N wrote:
Depending on what? When can't you use a hood?

Maybe when he is using a polarising filter?!:D Or when he needs complete darkness when taking fireworks shots?!:D K


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Aug 29, 2005 09:49 as a reply to  @ jfrancho's post |  #9

jfrancho wrote:
Wouldn't this convince you to use the hood all of the time?

Yes.




  
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Aug 29, 2005 09:49 as a reply to  @ kalmo's post |  #10

kalmo wrote:
Maybe when he is using a polarising filter?!:D Or when he needs complete darkness when taking fireworks shots?!:D K

Ummmm.... she, thanks. :)




  
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Aug 29, 2005 11:17 as a reply to  @ judyg's post |  #11

I allways use the lens hood.


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Aug 29, 2005 11:25 as a reply to  @ judyg's post |  #12

judyg wrote:
Ummmm.... she, thanks. :)

oops...sorry..she.....:D


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Aug 29, 2005 17:27 |  #13

Ohhhh!!! I cannot afford to drop it.


  
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Aug 29, 2005 18:56 |  #14

judyg wrote:
The lens seems OK, although it has some broken glass on it from the filter. I'll send it to Canon for cleaning and it should be fine.

Is it really needed that you send it to Canon? I mean...can't you just brush off the glass? Unless the glass somehow got inside magically. Good to hear the lense is ok!


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Aug 29, 2005 19:34 |  #15

Yes, its good to have a lens hood on, but when its turned the other way, the filter is just another set of protection. Always good to protect it as much as possible.


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