Do you always have a filter on your lens?

Started Aug 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
dkadc
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Re: Do you always have a filter on your lens?
In reply to Rich Z, Aug 16, 2011

I have a filter on every lens...but I won't anymore.

I realized how stupid it was to protect a $100 kit lens with a $50+ filter.

My 14-54, 70-300, 24mm f/1.8 and 30mm f/1.4 all have filters. But even then I question if it was a good idea, the money spent on filters could have purchased another lens! Especially that sigma f1.8, which uses a 77mm filter, amazing how
one piece of flat coated glass commands such insane prices!

Sometimes I wish I would take the filter off just to make sure nothing gets in the way of a once in a lifetime image. For instance, the shots I took of the space shuttle Endeavor on its final night launch have filter reflections. Granted, thats an extreme situation, but darn it...

But ONE nice thing about always having a filter on the lens is RESALE VALUE. Used lenses that always had a filter are always in pristine condition.
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