Polaraizering Filters

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  1. magicmonkey

    magicmonkey TPF Noob!

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    Why do they attract so much dust?!?!?! This is a constant nightmare as I seem to need to clean the filter after every 2 or 3 shots, is there anything I can do about this or is it just something you learn to live with?
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Where are you shooting at? I clean mine when I put it on, and it's fine for a day of shooting, unless I'm in a particularly dirty area.
     
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    One good tip for keeping your filters clean whilst out and about.... don't put your lens cap in your pocket!.... this is something i did alot in between shooting area's....but the dust and fluff in your pocket ends up on your filter. Now i have a small polythene bag i keep in my pocket, so all the caps and attachments i use dont keep transfereing dust.
     
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    Polarizing filters are dark-colored, so when you look at them dust shows up particularly well ;-)
     
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    Static electricity from rotation? :p
     
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    heh, oh well, looks like I'm just a bit anal about dust! Good idea with the bag in your pocket, pocket fluff is often an annoyance. :)
     
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    Oh crap, I've been leaving the lens cap in my pocket for hours on end! Now that I examine it, it's totally covered in lint.
     
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    And me!!
     
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    that's actually a very good point :)
     
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    why that filter is rotate-able??
     
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