23rd April 2005, 01:59 PM
care of lens
just wondering for lenses like sigma/tamron 14mm with curved surface at front of lens barrel, how do one take care not to leave prints/ prevent scratches to the surface?
i understand for standard lenses, we can use an UV-filter as a protective layer too.
any ideas/exp to share, folks?
23rd April 2005, 02:27 PM
I guess there is no way other than just lens cap for those fisheyes, even you can mount a filter it will vignette too.
24th April 2005, 07:50 PM
some suggest having the hoods always on as a " protective wall "
Originally Posted by sensx
24th April 2005, 11:04 PM
Is there a hood for fisheye lenses?
26th April 2005, 09:27 AM
I think most fisheye lenses already come with a built-in (non-removable) hood.
Originally Posted by Navyblue
But given the fisheye coverage, these hoods tend to be small and do not provide much physical protection.
26th April 2005, 01:26 PM
That's excactly what I thought, there is no way to really have a "hood" that covers the lens for a 180 deg view.
26th April 2005, 08:34 PM
Dont worry la, there are professionals who used all their lenses without any filter protection for years without any problem.
Just be careful and a few scratches on the element is not going for affect the image.
27th April 2005, 08:00 PM
haha.. thanks ppl for all your kind replies..
hmm.. was thinking of btw the 14mm lens and a 17-35mm.. heart goes towards a prime leh..
will consider.. thanks again.