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Protecting the lenses: UV filter, hood or both?

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Protecting the lenses: UV filter, hood or both?

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Postby stevensfo » September 7th, 2018, 4:30 pm

For my first DSLR, I went a bit overboard and for each lens, got a UV filter and lens hood. Now I've got a full-frame model, I'm wondering if this is really necessary. I know the filter is for protection rather than UV, but I've heard stories where some filters seem to affect the image. So maybe leave the lens naked and just use a hood.

What do you guys do?

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Re: Protecting the lenses: UV filter, hood or both?

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Postby redsturgeon » September 7th, 2018, 7:45 pm

I use a uv filter on all my lenses except my macro which doesn't really need it, a decent quality one should not degrade the image significantly.

Hoods should be used to avoid lens flare, they can have a secondary role as protection.

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Re: Protecting the lenses: UV filter, hood or both?

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Postby stevensfo » September 8th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Thanks. So I think I'll continue and use both as in the past. I need a 77mm filter and hood. I'm amazed at the variation in the price of filters!


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Re: Protecting the lenses: UV filter, hood or both?

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Postby redsturgeon » September 8th, 2018, 6:21 pm

stevensfo wrote:Thanks. So I think I'll continue and use both as in the past. I need a 77mm filter and hood. I'm amazed at the variation in the price of filters!


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You generally get what you pay for...

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Re: Protecting the lenses: UV filter, hood or both?

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Postby BobbyD » October 8th, 2018, 12:34 am

redsturgeon wrote:
stevensfo wrote:Thanks. So I think I'll continue and use both as in the past. I need a 77mm filter and hood. I'm amazed at the variation in the price of filters!


Steve


You generally get what you pay for...

John


Somewhat out of date, but suggests that ain't necessarily so...

https://www.lenstip.com/113.1-article-U ... _test.html


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