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Old April 2nd, 2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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if your telling me it's somebody claiming they dropped their glass and the filter saved it is totally full of it..

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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Hmm i didn't realize they were a private forum, sorry. Basically the lens fell from a backpack about 4 feet. The filter took the blow, shattered but saved the front element.

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My Nikon backpack unzipped gradually today on my way back from shooting and decided to spill my 70 200 onto concrete from about 4 or 5 feet up. thank god the filter took the most force of the impact and the lens cap. it was the most disgusting horrible sound i have ever heard. apparently the lens is made like a tank. except for a few scrapes on the barrel and a shattered filter and front cap, it works flawlessly. i got damn lucky.
I dont see why ur so against a filter.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 07:51 PM   #4
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I won't ever use one for protection. If you have a lens expensive enough to worry about that stuff you should have insurance. Its cheap for cameras really and it nice being able to leave your camera bag in a car while you are on vacation and not be worried about anything getting stolen.


Plus how do you know if the filter was there it wouldn't have been alright anyway? The filter sticks out and the main lens element is recessed in. It might not have ever hit the main element anyway.
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I dunno to each his own i guess. I just feel better having mine covered. Matt you have a good point, just seems like the filter would have taken any impact vs the lens itself. I dunno i've heard both good and bad things.
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Well.....I ALWAYS have a UV filter on all my lenes to protect them from scratchs. I did the photos at a wedding once for a friend and at the reception, changing lenes, I dropped my telephoto lens.........I paid $240 something for it ..... the filter broke, I'm still using the lens. You can say that it's BS if you want, but if you knew me~you wouldn't say that. I don't BS.........
As far as the other comment. I agree, to each his own. I happen to be very passionate about my photography hobby, though you can take "good enough" pictures with a cheap point and shoot that you can leave in the car and not panic if someone takes it...you can't get the same control and quality. Again, say that it's BS, call me a .........whatever you like....but I share my opinion anyway.
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I like a UV filter. Then if you get really muddy you can take the filter off and keep shooting
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