who shoots naked? (with bare lens that is)

Started Jun 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Brooks Lester
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No protective filters at work or play. Hoods for flare control
In reply to Katsunami, Jun 19, 2012

I've been taking pictures for 30 + years as a hobbyist. Never used protective filters - and have never scratched a lens. Been to over 25 countries with my cameras (working on going to many more).

I work in the motion picture industry. We generally only use glass filters to alter the image - polarizers, ND grads, cosmetics, etc. For some stunt and trick shots we may use glass filters for protection, usually against liquids or mud. Remember, if a glass filter breaks, its broken shards can damage the front element just as readily as stray material that it is supposed to fend off.

Anything that goes in front of the lens degrades image quality.

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