Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Skylight of Choice
From: telyt at (Doug Herr)
Date: Wed Oct 20 19:38:05 2004

on 10/20/04 6:51 PM, John Collier at wrote:

> Protective filters are a personal matter between a photographer and
> their craft. The important thing is the images. If not having a filter
> means you will not be able to freely make images then put the
> UV/skylight filter on. Image degradation is insignificant when compared
> to no image at all.
> That said, I do not myself use protective filters. I had never
> scratched a filter in ten years of use so I took them off. It has been
> about ten years since then and no elements scratched. I do use caps
> (either lens or shade) between bursts.
> I have only ever seen two scratched front elements. The first was on a
> used set of binoculars that had been stored with no case, loose in a
> glove box. The second was on a lens that fell and shattered its
> "protective filter". One of the shards of lter glass scratched the lens
> :-)
> This is just an anecdotal report not a scientific treatise so again let
> me repeat:
> John Collier

I agree with John 100%.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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