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Old Aug 8, 2011, 6:41 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by iowa_jim View Post
For me, an expensive filter is a good choice given my activities, for my expensive lens. For you, well, it's up to you. If one were to leave their camera mounted to a tripod in a studio, a protective filter would seem out of place. If one were shooting in a dusty environment, I can't imagine not having a filter. For everything in-between, well, that's where the argument rages.
Same with me, Jim. Most of my shots are either at the football field, outdoor track or sitting on the floor in a high school gym somewhere. When I'm not doing those activities, I do remove my filter sometimes, but more often than not, it stays on the lens anyway. Not to mention the fact that the quality UV filters like the Hoya HD that I have on all my lenses truly reduces haze and improves color quality of my outdoor shots and I don't see any degradation on my indoor shots.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 12:57 PM   #12
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Love the Article - so funny and neat to see the effects. thanks for Posting!!!

Thanks to all of you for weighing in. I am convinced that there are differences and I definitely agree that if you are going to drop big bucks on an expensive lens, you want the best out of your pictures...so don't cheap out on a $20 filter -

I'm going to be using my big lens out doors, on the water and really out and about - a front protective filter is key, along with quality Glass.

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