My broken UV filter, RIP

Glad I had a filter on my 24-70. better to loose an $80 filter than a $1600 lens

  • kzappaster (every now and then) 4y

    Say that again... :O)

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    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Anthony Stevens 4y

    Sadface :(
  • biggcstylez 4y

    What did it get hit with?
  • Tim Rogan 4y

    Glad your lens is okay.
    Funny that I would see this twitter link the same day: kurtmunger.com/dirty_lens_articleid35.html
  • Regina Pagles 4y

    I know that feeling... it sucks :(
    Glad your lens is OK
  • Dennis 4y

    And thus ends the controversy of if the filter should be used.
  • Me&MyLens 4y

    wow... my heart dropped to the pit of my stomach when I saw this! Rather a filter then a lens.... :)
  • Rich Maher 4y

    It's stupid not to use a filter. Is there an argument about this?
  • Tim Rogan 4y

    rishmaher69 - actually there is. Many full time pros don't use one. They rely on their lens hood as first line of protection because anything between the subject and the lens can create some flair. Don't forget that if you break your front element you can get it replaced by the manufacturer. You don't have to throw out the whole lens. Those pros figure that with what they can sell their photos for, taking the chance on getting a bit of flair on the perfect photo would cost them more in the long run than a chance on scratching or breaking the front element. Scratches on the front element are less noticeable in your picture than you would think. Look at the link above. (I think the example given was around $500 on SIgma's $26,000 lens (200-500 f.2.8). Is it worth it on a super cheap lens. Probably not.
  • Udi Tirosh 4y

    Anthony Stevens Regina Pagles Me&MyLens thanks for the nice wishes. yea, the lens is ok :) me very happy :)

    Rich Maher Tim Rogan well said, I am really considering not to get another ~$90 filter and stick with the lens hood. time will tell if I am right.
  • ladiibugg68 4y

    having a moment of silence RIP
  • Julien 3y

    I prefer not to risk flare, I tend to be extra-careful with my gear and would use a filter only in specific environment (eg. salt water projections...) or for specific purpose. Seriously I think I would be dead before my front lens broke ;)
  • Alex Kay 3y

    Such a great concept!
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Taken on August 14, 2011
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