Protective filter… or not? I say beware of filter quality.

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
ebjerke Forum Member • Posts: 90
Re: Protective filter… or not? I say beware of filter quality.

Allan Olesen wrote:

William Curtindale wrote:

Oh, yes I have had an occasion where the filter has saved the front lens element.

How do you know? Did you afterwards remove the filter to repeat the accident without a filter?

Or did you just see the filter glass shatter and jump to the conclusion that the shattering of the filter glass somehow had protected the lens?

LOL! Good question. I have never understood how somebody could put a filter in front of good glass except when absolutely necessary to get a specific spot. I thing the camera stores and the filter manufactures have fooled a ton of people into  throwing away money and possibly degrading their images. I simply make sure always to use alens hood and to be careful. Also, I pay $200 a year to insure my equipment against theft or damage even if that damage is me dropping it.

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