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06-09-2014, 05:46 PM   #1
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Alright I have 3-day soccer tournament at the beach coming up. Just wanted to put it out to the experienced as I want to take proper care of the gear..
Lens hood and possibly CPL filter. Working with k-50 and 55-300mm and 18-135mm both wr. If filters are a good idea would love recommendation on a good one that does not break the bank (trying to save up for faster or longer glass)
Obviously don't drop it and watch out for the ball
Thanks in advance for advice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by remark13 Quote
Alright I have 3-day soccer tournament at the beach coming up. Just wanted to put it out to the experienced as I want to take proper care of the gear..
Lens hood and possibly CPL filter. Working with k-50 and 55-300mm and 18-135mm both wr. If filters are a good idea would love recommendation on a good one that does not break the bank (trying to save up for faster or longer glass)
Obviously don't drop it and watch out for the ball
Thanks in advance for advice.
If you have a hood, a filter probably won't be necessary for protection. I'd just stick to the hood.

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Sand can cause a lot of damage. I would advise strongly to swap lenses only in a well protected place (eg indoor). Or take only one lens and do not swap lenses.

Alternately you may consider to have two bodies, one with the DA18-135mm and the second with the 55-300mm.

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I would suggest Marumi DHG Super MC Lens Protect filter. Normally I avoid filters, but the beach is a pretty hostile environment for lenses, so.... Defintely keep a hood on as well, and of course be careful changing lenses. That pesky sand is.. well.. pesky..

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Sand on the ground is not a problem. If it is windy then you might consider a UV filter. I would not use a CPL as it makes a slow lens slower.
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If shooting soccer on a sandy beach I suspect there will be flying sand. I very rarely use one, but I would put on a filter...
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I definitely do not plan to change lenses while at the beach, I quiver at the thought of changing them within a 10ft radius of my shedding cats at the moment let alone abrasive sand. Oh the horror.
I've been in a lot of different environments for soccer, but this is the first beach gig ,so I really don't know how much the sand will be flying. Probably should at least have a filter (now unclear as to which cpl vs uv) just in case. Would love to just stick with the hood, but the unknown.....
So I guess recommendation for an appropriate filter kind (cpl vs uv etc) that will provide the best price to quality ratio. Hope that bit made sense.Thanks for all the input so far
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Marumi DHG Super MC Lens Protect or CPL. You don't need UV for digital. Their CPL filters get very good ratings, and are reasonably cheap. Not sure if CPL will make a difference - would depend on weather and location.

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QuoteOriginally posted by HenrikDK Quote
Marumi DHG Super MC Lens Protect or CPL. You don't need UV for digital. Their CPL filters get very good ratings, and are reasonably cheap. Not sure if CPL will make a difference - would depend on weather and location.
Thanks, will check those out. Thank you.
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