'Protection Filter' Recommendations For High Quality Lens?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Burt, May 9, 2006.

  1. Burt

    Burt Guest

    Any recommendations on what 'protection filter' to use for a high quality
    lens such as a 70-200 (77mm)?

    In the past, it is not something I have really cared about too much as my
    lenses were nothing special and so have used Hoya HMC's, however Canon have
    obviously spent a huge effort getting the lens right, so I am reluctant to
    just throw any filter on there and hope for the best.
    Burt, May 9, 2006
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    Steve Wolfe Guest

    Any recommendations on what 'protection filter' to use for a high quality
    I bought a B+W MRC for mine. They're expensive, but still less than 10%
    of the lens.

    On most of my other lenses, I don't bother - but I use my 70-200 quite
    often for photographing dogs, which means it gets covered in lots of water,
    dirt, hair, slobber, mucous, mud... you get the picture. Even with a lens
    hood, it would still get splattered. When there's that much crap (including
    abrasive crap), it's a lot easier to just take off the filter and rinse it
    in the sink than to try and carefully clean off the front element by hand.

    You learn all kinds of fun things photographing dogs. For instance, when
    you're kneeling down and a dog runs up to you, your lens is about to get
    goobered. But don't point the lens up. That might prevent the initial
    goobering, but water/slobber/mucous that gets shaken or flung into the air
    will still come down on it. Point the camera at the ground to protect the
    lens. That has the added benefit that if the dog doesn't stop, you won't
    smack the camera on the ground when you land on your back. =)

    Steve Wolfe, May 10, 2006
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  3. Burt

    Celcius Guest

    You're right to get upset, but let's face it, there are certain questions
    that keep coming up all the time in such an NG. Best type of camera, lens
    comparison, etc. Just read the posts and ignore those that keep coming back
    ;-) Take care,
    Celcius, May 10, 2006
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