Anyone know of a trusty lens cap holder?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Questions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: Anyone know of a trusty lens cap holder?
In reply to robertorinehart, Apr 20, 2013

robertorinehart wrote:

Oh okay I guess I'll have come up with a great mnemonic phrase, so I can remember where I place it all the time. Or get the filters. But thanks guys.

Just remember that any filter will slightly decrease the sharpness of your images. The decrease in sharpness is small for a good quality clean filter, but it is there.  I don't recommend a filter except:

If light strikes the lens directly a filter will dramatically increase lens flare.  In fact, I add a clear "protective" filter if I want lens flare in an image.

A filter will protect the front element of your lens if you are working in a dusty environment.  If you are shooting at the beach or in a desert then a protective filter is a good idea.

Under normal shooting conditions using the lens hood is the best way to protect your lens, not a filter.  I keep my lens hood on indoors and out since I know it not only helps reduce lens flare it just might protect my lens from a hard knock or even if it is dropped.  I would much rather have a lens hood knocked off or bent than have a broken lens.

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