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09-23-2009, 06:38 PM   #16
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Perhaps this thread could be merged with the other one on the same topic?

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There seems to be a different of opinions about whether a filter should be put on front of the the lens for protection.For me,I would rather have a filter on the front just to give the glass half a chance of not breaking under the impact.Also I would rather have one on the front,say for instance,if you went trekking somewhere and you accidently scratched the lens on a branch or a rock.It beats the front glass taking the scratches.I look at the filter on my lenses as a 'condom' for my glass.At the end of the day,It's totally up to the individual.
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filter or hood?

Very instructional - many thanks to all who responded!

I am considering my options. May go with hoods instead...
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QuoteOriginally posted by DanielT74 Quote
Very instructional - many thanks to all who responded!

I am considering my options. May go with hoods instead...
Way to go in my openion....

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Is the glass used in a lens any more or less impervious to damage than a filter? In other words, is the glass in a lens any harder or softer than glass in a filter?
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I 2nd the use of a good hood as the best protection going, plus all the other advantages that hoods bring.
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