Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-02-2015, 02:29 AM   #16
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
acoufap's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Munich, Germany
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,871
QuoteOriginally posted by Fat Albert Quote
It's much more difficult to scratch a front element than you think--at least the modern lenses, anyway.
It's the question which risk I want to take. A decision like getting an insurance contract for something or not.

Until now I didn't realize any problem with flare. In the first place I used my very old skylight filters. They were really very much prone to flare, so I changed them against the good filters. I bought them and for now stay with them. Maybe I'll change this with future lens purchases.

08-02-2015, 03:17 AM - 1 Like   #17
Insanely humble
Loyal Site Supporter
savoche's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lowlands of Norway
Posts: 17,536
QuoteOriginally posted by acoufap Quote
It's the question which risk I want to take. A decision like getting an insurance contract for something or not.
Yep, that's the way I think, too. But I have concluded that buying good quality filters for all my lenses might well cost as much as replacing a lens. I'd rather take the risk of going without - and at the same time avoid the risk of inducing flares and aberrations with said filters. Has worked well so far
08-02-2015, 07:35 AM   #18
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
csa's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Montana mountains
Posts: 9,942
Count me in also in using a hood rather than filters. All my lenses have the hoods on, with a soft neoprene "cap", such as this one fitting the hood.

Hoodie Lens Caps - LensCoat

Works very well for me.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, dslr, lens, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax FA*250-600 front protection filter CertEdFriday Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 03-05-2017 03:39 PM
HD da 20-40mm Ldt Super Protect (SP) coating and protection filter cake Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 05-15-2015 04:54 PM
Is it stupid to buy a cheap protection filter? krissow Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 18 01-07-2014 03:46 PM
Lens protection question (filter) Igilligan Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 14 04-01-2008 09:13 AM
UV or Plain Protection Filter calicojack Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 6 03-20-2008 06:54 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:31 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]