What are your opinions on filters?

Started Jun 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
VisualNectarPhotography
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Re: What are your opinions on filters?
In reply to kimvette, Jul 6, 2012

kimvette wrote:

That's a different issue. Even the most passionate no-filter advocates accept that there are certain situations where it's convenient to have a 'sacrificial' filter so you can clean frequently and without the care a front element deserves. I read an article from one pro photographer who does that and has to change his filters twice a year because they get so badly scratched. (Which is not cheap, by the way!) This doesn't apply to most people, and it's not an argument for leaving a filter on every lens all the time.

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True, I agree there is a place for protective filters (and I am pretty passionatly against them for the most part) I use them when shooting at ampitheatres where wind and dust are an issue and mainly when the lens has a front element that moves when zooming or focusing. That and hurricane blowers great for removing crud that will scratch filters! I always have mine in my pocket incase I have to do a quick clean.
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