Has a UV filter ever saved your rear end?

3 months 6 days ago #737067 by MonaT
I hike with a group and have to take quick photos usually.  My camera is on a sling, and hangs as I hike, so I always have a filter on it to protect.  It has saved me from numerous scratches from dirt specks etc, but I might be able to avoid those without a filter, that is usually my problem with not blowing the lens before using a cloth.  But once on a high mountain hike I did trip, and the camera landed on a rock.  Judging from the damage, lens front first, through the hood?  I have no idea how it happened, completely cracked my filter.  Lens was fine! Camera was fine!


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3 months 6 days ago #737073 by Esseff
Yes but with my camcorder (Sony FDR AX33), not with my DSLR.


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3 months 6 days ago #737146 by Vladimir
I used to use one, but then I got tired of swapping it on and off when using other filters.  Knock on wood, I've not needed one.  


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3 months 4 days ago #737233 by Randy Shaw

MonaT wrote: I hike with a group and have to take quick photos usually.  My camera is on a sling, and hangs as I hike, so I always have a filter on it to protect.  It has saved me from numerous scratches from dirt specks etc, but I might be able to avoid those without a filter, that is usually my problem with not blowing the lens before using a cloth.  But once on a high mountain hike I did trip, and the camera landed on a rock.  Judging from the damage, lens front first, through the hood?  I have no idea how it happened, completely cracked my filter.  Lens was fine! Camera was fine!



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That's a save!   Never for me.  


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3 months 2 days ago #737352 by Uplander
Haven’t used a UV in YEARS


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3 months 1 day ago #737413 by CharleyL
I have had two occasions in 65+ years of photography that my camera on tripod has fallen. Luckily, both times I had a UV or other filter on the camera lens and it saved my camera lens. Filters are cheap when compared to the cost of a camera lens. I should probably use at least a UV filter more often, but tend to forget to replace it sometimes.

Charley


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2 months 4 days ago #738646 by lightcapture
My protection filters all have scratches even using lens hoods, so I'd say it has protected my lens' front element.

I've seen used pro lenses from National G and the Chicago Tribune and they all had gouges in the front element.


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2 months 4 days ago #738648 by Kyle O
Never use these, and never have had one drop 


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2 months 1 day ago #738754 by Garbo
No, never.  Hence you won't find one in my camera bag

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