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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:12 pm 
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Simple question,

When do you keep your lens cap on the camera? The reason I ask is when im at a location where I will be taking photo's and im idle is it best to keep the lens cap on or is it only important to keep it on when the camera is in storage?

I had my first shooting experience earlier when i was taking pictures of the hunt which leaves my town every boxing day and i have noticed little specs on the end of the lens. Should i just leave these or what is the best way to clean it? im thinking of getting one of those little brushes that blow air when you squeeze them.


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Hi tobywuk,

Because I rarely need the ability to instantly grab an unexpected picture I keep the lens cap on as I don't use a filter. It's only the work of a few seconds to whip the cap off as needed.

As for cleaning, there are lots of kits out there. The best rule is to try the most gentle approach first.

Bob.

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what exactly is a filter?


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tobywuk wrote:
what exactly is a filter?

Check out the introduction to the B+W site on this page for an overview and their B+W Filter Handbook for the detail. The other really big name manufacturer is Hoya.

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OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
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