Filter on an unused lens.

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  1. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Filters crack so,so easily....lens front and rear elements? NOT so much!


     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    yeah, notice how the filter itself simply shattered? If you took a filter and dropped it from eye level, 9:10 it will shatter. do the same to a lens, and well, it wont shatter the glass...it may do other things, but it wont shatter the glass.

    these cheap filters are a gimmick and only serve the companies who spit these things out by the boat load.
     
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    petrochemist No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    UV protection filters do have some uses:
    1. Promoting discussions on photo forums (Far and away their most useful role!)
    2. Allowing photos to be taken in dust storms & similar situations (provided the rest of the lens/camera are adequately protected too)
    3. Reducing haze on FILM shots taken at higher altitude
    4. Holding Bokeh masks close to the lenses front element
    5. provide a sacrificial surface for drawing your own grad filters...

    The last few of those show how much I had to scape the barrel to find uses! :D
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Actually higher altitudes should be the same for digital as well. Latter films and digital are all protected against a degree of standard UV light; its only when you get much higher into the mountains that you have to potentially consider a filter as the UV levels are much higher than standard.
     

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