Just Ordered the Brick! (24-70 f2.8)

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  1. max3k

    max3k TPF Noob!

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    Woohoo.
    This will be my first L lens and I'm really looking forward to shooting with it. So the question that has been asked 10000 times.....protective filter or no filter......
     
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    Congrats on the new purchase - I'm sure you'll enjoy the h*** outta that piece of glass. I'm a 'nothing in front of the lens except what god and the optical designers put there". IF you really want a "protective" filter, don't get an UV filter, rather a clear one, and make sure it's a top-of-the-line, B+W, Heliopan, Lee or similar. You've got top-end glass, why handicap it by putting a $50 piece of cheap ****y filter in front of it?
     
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    I agree with tirediron. We don't need no stinking filter.
    The first time I tried using a protective filter, it screwed
    up my moon shots. They make great clay pigeons...
     
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    That thing has a very protective hood on it :)
     
  5. max3k

    max3k TPF Noob!

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    decisions decisions....
     
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    I shoot landscapes with the same lens outside a lot. The hood is all you will need. You may use a polarizer with it if you also shoot landscapes, but a UV filter is not necessary.
     
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    Couldn't Agree more!
     
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    lol...dont need to start a tea party over a filter
     

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