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View Poll Results: Which lenses do you protect with filters?
I protect all my lenses. 2522.94%
I don't protect any. 4642.20%
I protect certain lenses. 1513.76%
I don't think about it, I just use filters when needed. 2321.10%
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04-01-2015, 03:22 AM   #31
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best article I've read yet about this:

Should You Use a UV Filter on Your Lens?: Digital Photography Review

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Never have used a protective filter since I went digital around 9 years ago. I'm pretty careful with my stuff though it certainly gets exposed to the elements...one of the reasons I've got mostly an WR kit now.
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couple of years ago my camera bag rolled off the table with my sigma 24-70 attached to the k5 iis and the lens landed nose first on concrete floor , i hadn't realised this untiĺ i took the camera out of the bag, the lens cap was jammed inside the 82mm ring of the protective glass filter l has on my sigma 24-70 when i managed to yank it finally out i found broken glass pieces inside and that was the only thing that stopped the impact from smashing front element. the only reason why i have protective filter on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
That is indeed a special effect - modifying white balance. But not protection.
Never thought of that as a special effect before, but I see your point.

For purely protective purposes, I never bother unless 3 conditions are met:
1. It's an unusually expensive lens and or/rare enough that it would be very difficult to replace.
2. I'm using the lens where there is some danger to it in the environment (sand, dirt, folks jostling around)
3. The filter is of the highest quality and fully multi-coated.
Otherwise, a sturdy hood does just fine for protection.

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I don't use filters to protect anything. I use them for B&W work sometimes or for special effects. For taking care of unwanted glare I sometimes use polarizers, lens hoods, but not for protection. I don't like much between my lens and my subject.
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