thank the lord for UV filters!

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  1. mfacer

    mfacer TPF Noob!

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    I bought my 20d a few weeks ago now..... put a skylight/UV filter on it straight away - and today I noticed a small scratch on it! Nothing massive, but still, a scratch!!

    I shudder to think how I'd be feeling if it had been on my lens!!

    my advice..... love the lens - cap it immediately!
     
  2. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, i'm starting to wish i had one of those on my lens. I've got a couple of lenses that i've dropped that now have bent filter rings and have spots that stick (luckily the AF doesn't seem to be affected at all)
     
  3. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    huh lucky you mfacer! I did the same although I have only fuji s5000 and it is rather a compact cam withour changable lens. But I put UV on it and it is all in scratches now... ifI didn't do that I would have to change a camera now :(
     
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    Is it better to use a UV filter or a Skylight filter?
     
  5. Happy Medium

    Happy Medium TPF Noob!

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    haha... a skylight filter comletely saved my 50mm f1.8 the other day... cracked all the way through the filter in three places! imagine my relief: ten dollar filter, hundred dollar lens.
     
  6. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    The skylight filter adds a bit of warmth (for color). Electronic flash and the light in open shade are more blue than daylight. A skylight filter corrects for this.
     
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    hey mentos- did you get the scratches on your lense using the lense hood? (i guess you must have) because i always use this i thought it wouldnt be to important because the lense sits pretty far back, maybe the filter got scratched because it was actually out?
    Maybe i should start using mine, although the kit i got with the camera came with 52mm filter (??) althought i will buy new ones soon so i can add direct to the hood without a stepping ring (they fit my teleconverter straight on though so i will keep the old ones)
     
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    Oooh yes. "Become one with the UV filter my son." hehehe
     

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