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    Posted: 24 April 2019 at 11:25
do you use filters?
i used a plain glass one in Africa to protect the lens from dust, i also used to use UV as a matter of course, and occasionally a polariser. But using filters (unless for special effects, or in the case of a polariser, taking pics of fish in water) i never found the pic quality as good as without the filter. It seems to me a bit odd to pay £100s for a lens, then stick a £5 bit of glass in front of it.. What do you think?
 



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I've never been one to use them unless required such as CPols, ND's or solar filters. Well, except at the beginning when I didn't know any better. But if you do stick a £5 bit of glass in front don't expect good results, stick a £100 bit of glass in front and you shouldn't notice any difference.
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Before using a filter I have to be able to explain to myself why I use the filter. For instance use of a pola filter for removing reflections, using an ND to increase shutter time, using an UV to protect against spray/sand.

If I can't explain such a reason (and "just in case" isn't good enough) I will not put a filter in front of my lens.



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