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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:18 pm 
My question is, is there a cover, clear filter or something that I can adapt to my lense when Im taking a picture of the ocean. So the lense it self don't get any salt in it? I was just curious before i head down to the beach and take some pictures.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:37 am 

If you want just a cover which wouldn't affect your photograph in any way, a UV filter would best fit your needs.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:10 am 
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Yeah, get a nice UV vilter. Be sure to get a multicoated one though, to prevent additional flare.
Hoya's multicoated filters are pretty good and not too expensive.

I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:03 pm 
I have a UV filter fitted on any and all of my lenses I use for "general use" just to protect them.

Id rather have un-noticibly worse images than risk damage an expensive lens :wink:

EDIT: Or use a "skylight" filter if you cant find a UV filter, its basically the same thing

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:02 pm 
Thanks for the tips, ill make shure i get a UV Filter fo my lense.
Have a great week all fo you!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:38 pm 
Hi medic33ne

and a belated welcome to the forum :-)

Another option to consider - one that will not only protect the front lens element from salt spray but also change the look of your pictures - is a circular polarizer.

These filters are designed to cut down glare and reflections and at the right angle, it will show what's beneath the surface. I'm sure you've seen postcards or other images of the typical tropical paradise where you can see below the surface, showing beautiful azure gradations...well that's what these polarizing filters are for. So if that's an element you would like to have in your images of the ocean, such a filter may be useful!

Cheers :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:27 pm 
Hi, once i have the polorize filter, do i use the same camera lense cleaner or just the clothe? let me know. Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:03 pm 
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A filter, polarizing or not, should be cleaned like a lens. Beside their optical effects and because the of cost, wich is a fraction of the cost of a lens, UV filters are used to protect the lens. Some have various coatings that are sensible to some cleaning agents so it's wise to clean them with a lens cleaning kit.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:28 am 
So the cleaning solution that comes in the cleaning kit wil not damage or harmed the polarizing lense?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:26 am 
i not sure if using the filter is wise idea, because last time i tried it generated fog / moisture between the air space.
I was roaming around with my camera in open sun though beach.
It happened could be some reasons as per my research:
I was driving in my car AC on and it was cold inside the car while fitting the filter and the air space was also same cold when compared to open atmosphere of beach.
This is what I think, not sure :(
Similar situation happened to me twice and as soon as i removed the filter picture was very clear.


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