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some old photos i found while diggin around my picture folder



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some old photos i found while diggin around my picture folder
That is gorgeous... except for the ghost. Otherwise I love this composition.
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That is gorgeous... except for the ghost. Otherwise I love this composition.
lol thanks that ghost would be me, that's what i get for forgetting to roll down the window
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Nailed it!

Another shot I'm pleased with for Macro Mondays.

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Just a curious question, how many of you have filters permanently on the front of your lenses?
    
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I got myself a new baby! Just picked up an Olympus OM-1 with a flash, 50MM lens, original case and paperwork for $20! Got it at GoodWill, have loaded a roll of film and have taken off! I forgot how much fun shooting with film can be, cannot wait to get some pictures up for you guys
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some old photos i found while diggin around my picture folder

That one looks awesome. How did you do that? It looks like you used a TS-E lens.

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Just a curious question, how many of you have filters permanently on the front of your lenses?
Not I!
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Nailed it!

Another shot I'm pleased with for Macro Mondays.
Nice use of available lighting on this one. Looks like it's hanging from dental floss.

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Just a curious question, how many of you have filters permanently on the front of your lenses?
I used to use UV filters, but good ones were too expensive, and after reading a lot of heated arguments about whether or not they're worthwhile, I'm convinced that their efficacy is overrated. Not they aren't beneficial in some way but an impact strong enough to break a front element won't even be lessened by a UV filter (filters are mere millimeters thick, elements can be a half inch or more). They may help prevent scratches, but the coating on lenses makes them pretty tough to scratch. I use lens hoods as a prophylactic and am pretty anal about keeping the lens cap on when not shooting.

I need to dig through my massive bookmarks folder, but I found a really good round-up test of different UV filters and all the best ones lessened image quality by at least a small amount (Hoya had the highest rated ones).

If money were no object, I would use the best Hoya UV filters money could buy, but I don't consider them essential enough to justify the cost.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 9/23/09 at 4:39am
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They lessen image quality, no way around that.

You can put on safety goggles to see the same effect. Image quality is decreased. Your eyes/lenses are now protected to a greater degree, but it's not practical.
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