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User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 16
Posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2757 times:

I'm the proud owner of a Nikon F-65, aswell as a 75-300mm lens, and a 28-80mm lens.

I'm wondering if anyone uses filter and if so what type. Also I am wondering if anyone uses a lens hood.

Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
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User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2717 times:

Yes, I always use a skylight 1A or 1B to protect the lens behind it. I also tend to use a hood even when my back is to the sun, as it further protects the end of the lens from knocks and the felt lined ones also attract dust away from the glass.

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

I used to use a Lens hood, but it ripped so I had to trash it.
It is definetly good when you shoot indoors to help kill the reflections.

Also you can also consider buying a UV filter just to protect the lens from scratches and excess dust. SOme photographers dont prefer this UV filter such as myself. Costs about 40 bucks for a piece of thin glass.. Poo Poo.


Lets see how your magical F65 can do ya for tomorrow.  Laugh out loud
You better get some nice telephoto shots for me to see!


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User currently offlineThe Red Baron From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 90 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Skylight 1A and 1B and UV(0) filters have no noticeable impact on the quality or colour of your photos - they are really nothing more than bit of protective glass.
I always use filters just to protect the lens - they are a small price to pay. If your lens gets scratched its expensive to replace - a filter is a cheap alternative!!!
As for lens hoods I personally don't use them finding them cumbersome to carry around for little benefit - especially the one on the Canon 100-400 which is the size of a plant-pot !!!

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

I don't use any filters at all for aviation shots. But I always use the lens hood, even when the sun is behind me. I find that contrast is just a little bit better with it on, but I can't explain why.


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