Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Alan92RTTT, Aug 10, 2017.
Filters crack so,so easily....lens front and rear elements? NOT so much!
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.
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!
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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