Yayyy new lenses and question about filters?

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  1. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    So it's just a footnote to an anecdote.

    No. And apparently only you seem to have access to this Magic List. So come forth with this information.


     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'll repeat what I said before. I've never encountered a UV filter that degraded image quality. I can't prove a negative. If you have encountered one, let us know. I can't speak for other peoples' experiences. Only my own.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've spent a long time buying and selling used lenses as a hobby business. Many of them arrive with UV filters. I have tons of them. Do you need one?
     
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    SubOhmGirl TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all of the advice and input. I'm still undecided on this. I have been shooting a lot. And even got sucked in to modeling for a photographer. That was a first. I am still working on getting a computer so I can post something better than the 2mb snapbridge copy sent to my iPad.
     
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    There are actually several photographic uses to UV filters beyond the dubious general protect the lens role. (In some environments with airborne dust etc protection is a very valid role).

    You can spray them with hairspray to give a diffusing filter, draw a Bokeh mask on them (or simply use them to hold a paper mask next to the front element). They can even be used for their intended role of preventing excess UV from spoiling your film photos. (Even with a full spectrum converted camera & a UV lamp recording UV on a digital camera with modern lenses is difficult).

    As far as lens protection goes in the normal world a lens hood works well while the camera's being used & adding a lens cap when its not in use solves the problem of sticky fingers.
     
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    I like the idea of using a filter for effects. That sounds really cool.
     
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    Smearing a clear filter with a thin layer of petroleum jelly is a 'soft focus' trick that's older than dirt.
     
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