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Old Apr 21, 2013, 12:59 AM   #26
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I've been using cheap (less than $5) filters to protect my lenses and they do the job.
A roll of duct tape would protect 100s of lenses.

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In the end it might not matter much either way. I shot some photos the other way for some one and in the end she asks my to "make them smaller" so they will display on a smart phone. no one cares about image quality any more because thy only look at the phis on a phone or at best a computer screen.
True, but the 24x36 aluminum prints I showed today looked awesome and I didn't use a filter either.
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 11:39 PM   #27
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I only buy multicoated clear filters now.

Even though the loss in transmission associated with a UV filter is very smaller it's still higher than a clear filter.
The right thing about this kind of multi-coated UV filter is that it won't has bad effect on image sharpness. And on the other hand, the prices is also higher than normal UV filter.

http://www.amazon.com/MCUV-55mm-Mult...ter+mochalight
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 12:14 AM   #28
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Personally I wouldn't recommend them to the majority of people. What's the point of buying a nice lens to put an unecessary filter over it? There's no optical benefit, more equipment to carry around and the only time I smashed the front elements of a lens (300mm 4L IS) it cost me around the same price to fix as the cost of a UV filter.
The only situation where I use them is where there is excessive sea spray, blowing sand or snow when I compose my frame and whip off the filter to get a couple of exposures off without debris on the lens.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 11:36 PM   #29
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The UV filter is the best when used in the right circumstance.
In outdoor photography, it's really a nice kit.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 05:26 AM   #30
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The UV filter is the best when used in the right circumstance.
In outdoor photography, it's really a nice kit.
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UV filters are individual mixtures or compounds to prevent ultraviolet light from getting inside.
Digital sensors don't have sensitivity to UV frequencies, so it doesn't actually matter. Use a clear glass sensor if you want to, but make sure it's a good quality one to lessen the influence on your pictures.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 11:34 AM   #31
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I am more likely to use a circular polarizer or ND filter at the beach as opposed to a UV or clear filter.
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