minor problem

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by lakers808, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. lakers808

    lakers808 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hawaii
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i have a nikon d40 with standard lens 18-55mm lens.. and i just bought a uv filter thats 52mm lens.. it fits but looks like it doesnt close well .. i mean its perfect fit but when i look at it looks like there a little opening .. do i have to keep on taking out the uv filter then put the lens cap back on everytime i use it .. or it doenst make a differnce?
     
  2. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Likes Received:
    4,971
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    No, you can keep the UV filter on. Does the lens cap stay on well enough? If it does, don't worry about it. If it falls off easily find a better fitting one.
     
  3. freybear3

    freybear3 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit

    You took the words outta my mouth :)
     
  4. lakers808

    lakers808 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hawaii
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    looks fine ... i cant tell the differnce when i take a pic with the lens on and off
     
  5. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Likes Received:
    4,971
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You mean with the UV filter on or off?

    They are really not needed.
     
  6. PatrickHMS

    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Metro Atlanta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, but you DO need the lens cap to capture light and hold it inside the camera in low light situations...
     
  7. lakers808

    lakers808 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hawaii
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    no i mean when i take a pic with the uv filter on.. then when i take itoff and take another pic i cant tell the difference
     
  8. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Likes Received:
    4,971
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That's what I thought.
    The UV "filter" is basically just for protection. If you are careful with your lens, you just don't need it. It won't help image quality, and if it's cheap, it may actually reduce it. A lot of people prefer lens hoods over a UV filter.
     
  9. lakers808

    lakers808 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hawaii
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    yea it was cheap .. i thought would look differnt and better quality if i had it on .. btw is it possible to put lens hood a uv filter and the lens cap all at once?.. can i have your opinoin on that one ?
     
  10. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    12,984
    Likes Received:
    4,971
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You can use both, but why?
    My opinion, if you have the lens hood, use it, forget the UV "filter".
     

Share This Page