Has a UV filter ever saved your rear end?

9 years 5 months ago #129725 by JB
I've always had a UV filter on my lenses and never really had a need for them. I'm very careful with my gear. I'm wondering if having the UV on some of my lenses causes vignetting.

So just a curious question, has having one of these actually saved your butt (your len's butt!).


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9 years 5 months ago #129727 by Rob pix4u2
it saves it from scratches and dust

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9 years 5 months ago #129737 by Henry Peach
Nope. I haven't had an accident where a UV filter would have protected the camera in 20 years of almost daily shooting. I stopped using them.

I have had lens hoods save a lens from a fall or hard bash dozens of times. I use them every time i take my camera out of the bag.

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9 years 5 months ago #129749 by Screamin Scott

Henry Peach wrote: Nope. I haven't had an accident where a UV filter would have protected the camera in 20 years of almost daily shooting. I stopped using them.

I have had lens hoods save a lens from a fall or hard bash dozens of times. I use them every time i take my camera out of the bag.


+1

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9 years 5 months ago #129757 by effron

Screamin Scott wrote:

Henry Peach wrote: Nope. I haven't had an accident where a UV filter would have protected the camera in 20 years of almost daily shooting. I stopped using them.

I have had lens hoods save a lens from a fall or hard bash dozens of times. I use them every time i take my camera out of the bag.


+1


+1+1

Why so serious?
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9 years 5 months ago #129759 by chasrich
Except for the 20 year part... +1+1+1

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9 years 5 months ago #129762 by Dori

chasrich wrote: Except for the 20 year part... +1+1+1

+1+1+1+1

Don't pi$$ me off, I am running out of room to store the bodies...

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9 years 5 months ago #129766 by MLKstudios
+V

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9 years 4 months ago #129984 by Dragonflies
+1 add me to that list


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9 years 4 months ago #130120 by Dan Dangerfield
I don't use one, always a pain when I want to screw on another filter.


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9 years 4 months ago #130218 by Borrowlenses
We've had countless UV filters shatter/break over the years. Whether or not they saved the front element is debatable but they certainly do help in the case of scratches and whatnot. They can cause problems in terms of flare and things of that nature but I personally just use them as a lens cap :)

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9 years 4 months ago #130265 by CatherineW

Borrowlenses wrote: We've had countless UV filters shatter/break over the years. Whether or not they saved the front element is debatable but they certainly do help in the case of scratches and whatnot. They can cause problems in terms of flare and things of that nature but I personally just use them as a lens cap :)


Will you guys send your lenses off with a UV filter on them already?

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9 years 4 months ago #131142 by PhoenixPhotography
Doing paintball photography I won't go anywhere without my UV filter on. Last year's game I was walking away and they were throwing pods off the roof. One came down, smashed my fingers and hit the UV filter right on the rim. It's shaky now and rattles when I take it off to clean the camera, so I can say it saved my butt. I wouldn't have wanted to know what it would have done to my lense. For the most part, I forget it's there :P


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9 years 4 months ago #131148 by MLKstudios
The front element of your lens is thick, and much stronger than any filter. It may have gotten splattered, but could be cleaned.

Having said that, I'd probably use a filter at a paintball game too!

Matthew :)

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9 years 4 months ago #131184 by Henry Peach

MLKstudios wrote: Having said that, I'd probably use a filter at a paintball game too!


:agree:

If I thought my lens was in danger I'd definitely use one. It's just not an issue with the photography I normally do.

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