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Allie01979's picture
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Are there any filters you highly reccomend? any you can't "live" without?

I know I haven't posted and shots yet, and I promise to do that soon, but I'm really still playing around with my camera and learning about ISO etc... so it would basically be snapshots, I did get my new flash though and I HEART that thing:p. DH is complaining about me blinding them all though:rolleyes:

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I only have filters on my lenses to protect them, I dont feel like it makes any difference. I may buy a polarizing filter in the future as its good for cutting down glare and sun reflection on things.

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From what I've read, the filters that are multicoated are the best for minimizing reflections & flares. I mainly got my Hoya UV filter just to act as physical protection for my lens though.

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

From what I've read, the filters that are multicoated are the best for minimizing reflections & flares. I mainly got my Hoya UV filter just to act as physical protection for my lens though.

That's what I did, I got the UV filter, more as protection and I also got a Polarizing one because my son loves the water and I want some great pics of him swimming this summer:D

Thanks so much as always:cool:

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I have the Hoya Super UV filters on my two expensive lenses. I don't use them for anything other than protection though. Smile

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When you ladies say protection, do you mean from scratches?

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"Jaxie" wrote:

When you ladies say protection, do you mean from scratches?

Actually a friend of mine (Jorgiegirl on the boards) had one on her lense for protection, it's a good thing she did because she put her camera bag in the car and I guess it slipped a bit and when she shut the door it hit the camera shattering the UV lens, her other lens was fine though, I'm sure it wouldn't have been without it :eek:

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For scratches too but for me it's mostly about dust and dirt and smudges---it drives me crazy all the little tiny white flecks of everyday particles that get on the camera! Smile and when I take cameras outside I want to protect them from debris and scrapes etc. too. It also prevents it from accidentally being touched.