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Old 12-27-2011, 05:38 AM
ChrisJ ChrisJ is offline
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Just yesterday I saw a backpacker take out their camera from their backpack only to find the UV filter smashed. ANY filter protects the main lens, & is far cheaper to replace than the entire lens. Having said that, I mainly use a CP (circular polarizing) filter, but remove it in low light level conditions when it just increases the risk of blurred images & increases the time exposure to beyond handheld (1/30 second for wideangle 28mm & 1/60 sec at 50mm, higher for a zoom lens ) & requiring a tripod, or stable support.
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