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08-16-2009, 12:32 PM   #1

Dirty lens article

I just found a fun article on the Internets: Dirty lens article

The guy experiments making his front lens a little dirty, more dirty, scratched and according to the pictures, probably even smashed. The lens can take a LOT of abuse on the front lens before it starts really showing in the pictures.

Don't try this at home.

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08-16-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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Interesting read, just goes to show what it's possible to get away with.
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this is quite interesting, and makes me feel much better about the rather dirty front element on my SMC Takumar 55. (it gets used a LOT). thanks for the link.

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Ahhhh, awesome! I've been wondering the same thing myself because, let's face it, my lenses don't fall into the category of "pristine." Thanks for putting my mind at ease
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this is why i dont bother with run of the mill "UV protection filters"

a tool is meant to be used, and there is a fine line between taking care of your tools and simply being crazy.

this just proves the unecessary paranoia
08-17-2009, 04:31 PM   #7
Damn Brit

Maybe this should be put in the Beginners Q&A and linked whenever the weekly filter question comes up.

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