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Old Jul 16, 2005, 12:11 AM   #1
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I have just recently bought some filters for my lens on my Olympus C 770. The place I bought it from said I should keep the UV filter on at all times since it will help protect the cameras lens. I know it's main purpose is to absorb UV light as well as to protect your lens from things. But I am wondering if I should keep it on my camera at all times? How will this affect my camera indoors when I don't have to worry about UV light? Will this affect my indoor pictures? I am just curious because I don't want to mess up my indoor pictures.Plus if I keep it on at all times that means I need to keep the tube adapter on at all times. I don't have a cover to protect that filter, whereas I have a cap for the cameras lens, but it can't be used if I have the filter and adapter on. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 1:31 PM   #2
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UV Filters have one basic uses to day, protecting the camera lens
as probably 99.8% camera lenses alreay have UV pretection

if you scrach your $10 UV lens vers scraching your camera lens

also if your in a sandy area or real dusty would be good idea to have it on
sealing your camera and pretecting the lens

keeping it on indoors shouldnt matter as long as it dont bother your flash or
indoor photos

I leave my adpater on my Kodak probably 98% of the time


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Old Jul 23, 2005, 4:59 PM   #3
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I leave mine on all the time and use a add on flash and mount when I need a flash.


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Old Jul 23, 2005, 5:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. Seems like a lot of people like to leave them on. As far as a flash I bought a slave flash. I have a hot shoe, but the slave flash cannot work on there. The built in flash wikk not pop up when the slave flash is on the hotshoe, because it is to big to let the pop up flash come up. The slave flash came with a bracket where you attach it to the bottom and the the slave flash is next to the camera. I just wasn't sure if the bracket was good or not or if I should get a bracket to make my flash higher and possibly above the built in flash.

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I bought this mount:

http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product...bow-va316.html


It works great and positions the flash far enough from the central axis of the lens to prevent most red eye. Works great and the source is a very reliable one. No hassels.
here are a few shots of the bracket.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=18

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Old Jul 23, 2005, 5:42 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot. I checked the site and the price seems reasonable. This looks like it might really help me. I appreciate all your time and help.

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You are always welcome. Hope it works for you!! And wolf photo is where I bought a cover for my 55mm UV lens. It's a snap in job that cost about 4 bucks. I just snap it out and put it in my pants pocket or shirt pocket when I'm clearing the decks for action! LOL

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