advise on scratched lens

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  1. jakedoza

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    anyone?
     
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    Wide angle photos? That's a telephoto lens :scratch:

    With something like that, it might cause a bit of something to show up in the photos...but there's a good chance it wouldn't. It would be more likely to catch light and cause a flare...especially when used outside in direct sunlight without a lens hood.
     
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    well by wide angle I meant at the widest setting on the lens.. on the 75mm side. I know that there is a possibility of it catching light, but I probably will purchase a lens hood for this lens and keep at least a UV filter on it.

    thanks for the reply big mike..
     
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    Don't worry about it, you won't see it.
     
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    Unless it's dirt cheap, don't touch it. If you want something that you can use in harsh environments such as beach, rain and so on then it could be a winner but only if it's dirt cheap.
     
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    lights bouncing off from bad scratches can really show up in a sunlight wide setting like a beach or a lightning strike
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    black shoe polish to fill in the scratch. Its an old trick to minimize flare caused by the scratch. Most of the time a minor scratch won't significantly affect the final image.
     
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    cool, thanks guys.. I bought it.. I guess we will see how it is.
    thanks again
     

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