Originally Posted by ljason8eg
What kind of conditions are you shooting in? I own clear protective filters for my lenses but I don't use them unless I'm shooting somewhere like the beach, where there's salt spray. I'd put it on if I was shooting in really dusty conditions as well. Other than that, I'd use a lens hood and leave the filter off.
If you do want a filter, you can't go wrong with a Hoya or B+W, just make sure its multicoated.
Well the camera is being used by me and my wife. My wife is much less attentive to detail than I (aka less anal retentive about tech things). So from reading around it seems many people say put a UV lens filter on it as protection and call it a day. As for what we will be shooting, the majority of it will be our children and the things they are doing, we live near the beach so I know the beach and pool are going to be regular things we are around. I know to keep my distance from the splash zones and get in close with the zoom lens.. my wife not so much... was hoping that just leaving it on full time would solve my concerns of her possibly damaging the lens without realizing it.
Thanks now I know to look for multi coat
Originally Posted by MistaBernie
Originally Posted by werds
DPP stands for? ACR =? Sorry new to the hobby so lost on some acronyms
Digital Photo Pro - the raw processing software that comes with Canon cameras.
Aaaah, I haven't even bothered with the software cd that was in the box, just went straight to installing Adobe Lightroom 5 instead. Would there be any reason to install DPP? is it simpler and easier to use for any big purpose? My main goal is to get my wife to learn LR, but if DPP is a simpler alternative for basic functions I might just install that instead...
Originally Posted by mz-n10
Originally Posted by werds
UV filters... I got one in the bundle I purchased, put it on the camera and immediately noticed lens flare... (it is a Tiffen 67UVP) Can someone point me to a UV filter that would NOT have this lens flare issue? I would hate to damage my lens when a simple filter could easily protect it, but I also would hate to lose a good shot just because of bad lens flare or ridiculous reflections on the UV filter (as I looked around at a few reviews and seems this is an issue)
all filters flare, even the highend ones. buy the best you can afford and take off the filter if you notice flaring.
B+W f-pro, hoya pro1, zeiss t* are the filters i buy.
looks like they did a better job of differentiating the 70D from the rebels....
Thanks for the info, well at least I know to be careful with the use of UV filters then!
Also as an added note - just got a non STM lens (55-250mm) and WOW the thing is such a night and day in terms of noise from the AF... the STM seems dead quiet in comparison!
My Case Logic SLR-206 arrived, it looks quality and I like the way it holds the camera. Even with my large zoom lens it fits nicely, I actually like how thick the separators are (unlike some reviewers on amazon that poo pood that). I actually was looking at it and was kind of sad that I didn't have MORE dividers that I could use lol. Will spend some time with it tomorrow for 4th of July so will see how well it holds up to expectations. Only major drawback I see atm is that the velcro straps for the tripod BARELY get around the whole tripod...or am I suppose to take the tripod I have out of it's case and strap it on instead? (a cheap Dolica WT3770 that I got free in a bundle purchase 6 or so years ago)
Edited by werds - 7/3/13 at 10:03pm