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Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by tugboat power, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. pixmedic

    pixmedic Critical Care Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    UV filters work great for protection. Mine protect my furniture all the time.

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  2. petrochemist

    petrochemist No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    UV filters can be useful. I have one used to hold paper bokeh masks against the front of my lens, and a few more to smear with Vaseline for impromptu center soft type filters.
    The only sort of situation I'd consider using one for protection is where there is airborne spray/grit etc.

    For each of these applications a £1 second hand filter is generally sufficient, I've brought some rather nice lenses for less than £40 :)
     
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    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Agree with all of the above.

    Anything that has even a chance of causing a scratch on the front lens will shatter that thin filter in a heartbeat. Now instead of the original single scratch you have added a bunch of broken glass to the equation.
    As was previously stated the only time I would use a filter, blowing rain or dust where I'll have to wipe water/debris away regularly.
     

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