quick uv filter question
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    quick uv filter question

    by vlt87kal » Mon May 07, 2012 11:06 pm

    im looking at buying a 55-300mm nikon lens to replace my 55-200 on DWI, in the section were uc an buy uv filters and so on with ur lens selection there is gold uv, red uv, white, red and so on, what is the go with the colours?? is it just for looks or does this affect performance??
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    by Busiboy » Tue May 08, 2012 6:48 am

    Essentially for coloring shots in camera, effects easily achieved and much easier to manipulate in photoshop.

    I'd skip the colours and only use the uv when in a hostile environment for the lens, ie shooting offroad races, weddings or children
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    by LOZ » Tue May 08, 2012 8:26 am

    I would refrain from putting anything on the front of a 55-300mm as it already takes a small Nuclear Fusion to light up the subject
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    by JazzXP » Tue May 08, 2012 10:11 am

    Don't bother with a UV filter. Use the lens hood for protection (and to increase contrast). The front element can take quite a beating before it starts to affect your image quality.
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    by Dug » Tue May 08, 2012 10:51 am

    Many years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth and i was a young photographer ..................... lens coatings were in their infancy and very delicate, lenses were also unbelievably expensive.

    UV filters were an essential to prevent normal wear and tear from damaging the coatings.

    Modern lenses are much better and much cheaper. I do not bother with UV filters now, I have had a few lenses saved in the past by them but a good insurance policy and the ability to upgrade to new lenses that are constantly coming out is probably a better option.

    I do have an individual polarizing filter for every lens I own and find them indispensable.
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    by vlt87kal » Tue May 08, 2012 9:51 pm

    cheers guys, yer i have also got a polarizing filter for every lens and never seemed to use UV filters, do you insure all your gear?? what company?? do u need receipts and so on?
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    Re: quick uv filter question

    by tasherlock » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:33 pm

    I recently bought a D3100.The handbook makes it clear to only use a NC (no colour) filter on the camera for lens protection only. .
    I have an elderly Manfrotto 190 tripod. Solid as a rock It has the screw in the head to screw the camera on. I would like to buy a quick release head to make removing the camera a lot easier. Any thoughts?
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    Re: quick uv filter question

    by Big Red » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:47 am

    Manfrotto make a few heads with different removable plates ... i went for the "4" plates as it is the only one that fits the "geared head" that i prefer but if you want a pistol grip type head you can only get it in a "2"
    3 way heads come in either "2" or "4"

    i use the Manfrotto 190 pro B X tripod with a 410 junior geared head which i find great for night, landscape, macro and long lenses

    the rest of the time i hand hold anyway.

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