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Old Apr 8, 2009, 9:56 PM   #1
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i have allways used filters, mostly to protect that hi dollar glass ,but now that ive gone digital iam in a whole new world , what do all the rest of use and how and why

thanks for putting up with the FNG sam in kansas
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 4:57 AM   #2
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I have a CPL for my Beercan, but hardly use it. I have Digital UV filters for 3 of my lenses. My Sigma 90/2.8 Macro and Tamron 17-50/2.8 go naked.

Is that the kind of info you're looking for?
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 7:23 AM   #3
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yes sir just wanted to see what everyone was running, so i could make up a list for my glass, thank you

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Old Apr 9, 2009, 11:03 AM   #4
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One thing I have noticed is that there is no difference between a CPL and LPL as far as polarize filters go. I had some old LPL filters, which I tried and they performed just as good as the CPLs I have. I'm not convinced at all that cameras will AF faster with CPL filters than LPL for I never noticed any degradation in both IQ and the camera's ability to quickly lock focus. To me, this is just another marketing gimmick. If I need to buy a polirize filter, I go for the LPL and some some good $$$$. That's my 2c.
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 10:00 PM   #5
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I have a UV protector on my Tamron 28 - 300mm because I shoot a lot in fires, smoke situations and around water and don't want to damage the lens. I also have a Circlular Polizer (?? Spelling) [CPL] that I can use on my 18 - 70 or 28 - 300mm lenses when needed especially around open water.

On Fuji S9100 which I used for 18 months I broke 2 filtera and never scratched the lens. I am some what ruff on my cameras due to my line of work being around fires, smoke, water, hoselines etc. The filters have over the years been a held not to have the lenses get scratched or broken.

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