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    Help needed in getting a UV filter for Nikon 70-200mm vr ii :)

    Hi Everyone,
    I finally got hold of a 70-200mm vr ii and would not have bought it without my wife's support.
    Really love this lens. It's really so different than my other lenses. Just cant believe how fast and sharp the lens is!
    So now I need a UV filter to protect the front lens. Could some one help me with some suggestions please...
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    protect it from what? UV filters are the biggest waste of money...ever!
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    UV filters have their place.

    General protection, no. But if you want to go and shoot in more 'hostile' environments (ie. rallys, motocross tracks, in sea spray and sand etc.) then they certainly offer peace of mind.
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    Agree with Rick here, why buy such a wonderful lens to put another, probably inferior piece of glass in front?
    Call me Roo......
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    Spend your money on a polariser instead, you'll prbably get way more effective use out of it.

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    When I bought my 70-200 I also bought one of the cheaper-end Hoya filters - a 1B/skylight I think. I leave it on the lens but take it off to shoot. If I was buying the lens now I wouldn't worry about buying a UV or skylight filter to go with it.




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    Yep , None of my lenses have filters on them anymore , Why spoil good glass , There's a heap of instances where if the lens falls , The screw on filter can cause a lot of drama's
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    Quote Originally Posted by crf529 View Post
    UV filters have their place.
    For me it is the back of the cupboard with the other stuff I don't use but I thought I needed at the time. If I had all the money I invested in UV filters (and didn't use) I could buy an extra lens or two.
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    Well I was sprayed by most of the WRC guys at the rally in Coffs last month, if you havn't shot events like that you just can't appreciate the dirt and rocks they throw. If you are willing to let your glass cop that sort of abuse, then that is your prerogative. I have a bit more sympathy for my gear in that situation, degraded image quality or not.
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    Fair enough , That sounds like a good situation to use a filter for protection , But most times not needed for general photography

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    Quote Originally Posted by crf529 View Post
    Well I was sprayed by most of the WRC guys at the rally in Coffs last month, if you havn't shot events like that you just can't appreciate the dirt and rocks they throw. If you are willing to let your glass cop that sort of abuse, then that is your prerogative. I have a bit more sympathy for my gear in that situation, degraded image quality or not.
    I would be more worried about my face/head/body in that situation than my camera.

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    Thats what I was thinking as well Roo

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    Protctve filters do have a place. But I'd say more for spray (mud/small rock/chemicals) damage protection rather than impact (accidental dropping).
    So if you shoot in hazardous conditions, I guess whack one on.
    For general situations and peace of mind, leave it off.
    I only use filters for effect eg. Polarizer.
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    Thanks everyone for sharing. I guess the way to go is be careful and go without a filter... :P

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