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Do you use (uv) filters on your lenses ?
Yes, on every lens I have. 36%  36%  [ 5 ]
Yes, but only on my most expensive ones. 21%  21%  [ 3 ]
No, I don't use filters on my lenses. 43%  43%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:55 am 
Do you use (uv) filters on your lenses ?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:25 am 
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Couldn't vote Bart, because I don't use regularely, but my deciding factor is not price of the lens, but whether I normally have them on my cam with lens-cap off ready to shoot, like my standard 18-200mm: That has a UV-filter attached. My more expensive 105mm doesn't have one, because I seldom run around with this lens, with the lens cap off.

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I always use them. The idea of having to clean the actual front element of a lens just fills me with dread.

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Beware that esp. with wide-angles the filter can introduce quite visible additional flare/ghosting (someone knowledgeable out there on the web wrote).
My white-dwarf-test were all done without a filter attached, not to compromise the results. But unfortunately I didn't do a comparative shot with filter attached. If I have time, I can repeat with almost the same setup - but only with the Sigma 10-20mm, as all the other wide-angles have gone back to the dealer :(

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:18 pm 
I would if I had the money but they all seems to end in new (used) lenses somehow.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:38 pm 
UV filters on all my lenses, cheaper to replace a scratched filter than a new lens.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:14 pm 
I did, untill they created unknowen reflections on both of my lenses.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:45 pm 
I never ever bothered because from my expirence, the "cheap" UV filter (aka. HOYA DMC PRO-1) throws the precise arrangement AF off, by a huge amount. also for me, I never endanger my front lens element, and I clean the front often, my lens is still as sharp from day one :D

I also always ahere to this rule:
Digital camera + Digital filter = Digital headaches


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