View Poll Results: Do you use protective (UV) filters? Poll.

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  • Yes on all my lenses that have a filter thread.

    28 63.64%
  • No - a waste of money.

    16 36.36%
  • What are UV filters anyway?

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  1. #1
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    Default Do you use protective (UV) filters.


    When I had my 4/3 kit I had UV filters on all my lenses (OK not the 7-14 and 8mm FE) but I have not yet installed them on my any of my MFT kit.

    I don't want to restart all the pros & cons arguments - just interested in what others are doing so a simple poll.
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    Bill have you seen this thread in the Accessories forum: Filters?
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    BB I hadn't but that thread ranged over several issues - I'd still like the poll to run if that's OK.
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    Yup, that's fine.

    Oddly, I hadn't even seen the poll part when I first read this... I'll go up and cast my lot now!
    Last edited by BBW; April 19th, 2010 at 12:20 PM. Reason: missed the actual poll!
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    I'll let it stand - the February post you pointed me too has that kind of info (I like the test site - surprisingly good results for Hoya).
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    I don't use a UV filter, I use a clear B+W MRC filter on my 40.5. Works wonders.


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    Why not protect your lens? I have 'em on all of my lenses.
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    You didn't put enough choices in the poll!

    What about "I only use them in extreme weather" or similar?


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    I cast my vote and yes, I use them.
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    I cast my vote yes as well, but it's conditional.

    In my old film/SLR days (OM-1MD, OM-2N, Maxxum 7000i) I used filters religiously. They went on the day I got the lenses and never came off. I was particularly loyal to the name brand Olympus & Minolta filters, which were very slim.

    In the last 10 years, I've gone through a series of P&S & superzooms (currently S90 and SX1is - which I plan to sell soon). These have no filter nor filter capabilities, but they're essentially disposable. Since the camera itself is not interesting after a few years, who cares what happened to the lens in the meantime? (I'm exaggerating, of course, I continue to be careful how I treat the exposed lenses.)

    So now I have the E-P2 and have picked up a handful of 4/3 lenses and more OM Zuikos on eBay. I keep the lenses and filters separate, and at home don't use the filters. When I head out the door, any lens I'm carrying has a filter on it, that stays on until I get around to using it at home. In some cases (e.g. 50mm f/1.8) the filter costs more than the lens it's protecting, so I have to wonder.

    Not sure how long that practice will last, but I hate the thought that there's one more piece of glass (even if it is Shott glass and MRC) between the sensor and whatever I'm photographing.
    Last edited by arpoador; April 22nd, 2010 at 08:06 PM. Reason: grammar



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