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Old 04-07-17, 03:32 AM
Rockmeister Rockmeister is offline
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quite...just $300 more...a mere bagatelle.
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Old 04-07-17, 04:15 AM
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quite...just $300 more...a mere bagatelle.
If I used a filter on a 24-120 I'd use a good one, eg Hoya HMC just to pick one....many others to chose from. For the 77m filter required it's 61, maybe $80?

The $320 included dismantling the lens to replace the seal as well as replacing the front element. Most lenses don't require the the lens to be disassembled to replace the front element but after a big hit a full service would be a good idea so in this example $320 isn't bad.

Ultimately it's down to the individual....how careless are you likely to be? Fingerprints for example are easier to clean from a filter, if you're prone to touching your lens or getting dirty then a filter can be a good idea. For a big hit you likely to have stump up to replace the filter and repair the lens. It's a balance...

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Old 04-07-17, 10:06 PM
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Fingerprints for example are easier to clean from a filter
Why

A lens pen works just fine...
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Old 04-07-17, 10:18 PM
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I've never put a fingerprint on a lens. Dust is the only material I've had to remove, and that's just too easy.
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Old 05-07-17, 12:10 AM
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I never use them, I think they degrade image quality, especially contrast, in quite a few shooting situations. A lens hood is more important in my opinion.
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Old 05-07-17, 01:08 AM
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Some reading for you. Roger has written a few articles on filters over the years. Check out the bit re front element replacement.
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/201...ion-revisited/
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Old 05-07-17, 01:42 AM
Tony Lockhart Tony Lockhart is offline
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Some reading for you. Roger has written a few articles on filters over the years. Check out the bit re front element replacement.
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/201...ion-revisited/
Good article. And I'll carry on as I did before!
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Old 05-07-17, 02:12 AM
clivem2 clivem2 is offline
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Why

A lens pen works just fine...
If it doesn't then you can wash a filter (not that I use them). It's not great though to get finger prints onto nano coatings anyway. I think the last time I got a finger print onto a lens was in the early '80s - no nano coatings then!

I'm remaining filterless as I don't like the idea of an extra piece of glass there.
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