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    Default Filters and Lens Protector

    Any care to explain to me what it's for? Thanks alot!

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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    A filter is used to filter light waves, and a protector is to protect the front lens element from the elements.

    Hope that helps some.

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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    Photographic filters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_filter
    Some people use UV filters as lens protectors. Highly debated, 'kiasu' people get one for each lens. Since it's a piece of extra glass in front of the lens it can also have negative side effects on image under certain conditions. Search for 'lens flare' and 'ghosting'.

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    click the magic genie images above this line!!

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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    Still fuzzy leh, so should I get a lens protector or a filter? and with a filter, can i still cover with the lens cap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    Still fuzzy leh, so should I get a lens protector or a filter? and with a filter, can i still cover with the lens cap?
    you didn't realise that they are the SAME THING

    after my magic images???

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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you didn't realise that they are the SAME THING

    after my magic images???
    LOL no,

    cause my friend tells me filter has a whole different function

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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    differenc filters have different functions

    eg - UV filter
    to prevent UV from coming through
    most ppl use UV or skylight filters as protective filter .
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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    LOL no,

    cause my friend tells me filter has a whole different function
    im curious on what your friend told you about it..
    unless its polarize or ND filters you talking here.

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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    Still fuzzy leh, so should I get a lens protector or a filter? and with a filter, can i still cover with the lens cap?
    Understand first the purpose, then the decision becomes easier.
    Yes, you can still put a lens cap on any normal filter. But there are slim versions of some filters. There you can't put on your normal lens cap. But those filters come with a special lens cap then.

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    Default Re: Filters and Lens Protector

    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    LOL no,

    cause my friend tells me filter has a whole different function
    well, a lens protector, or UV filter, is a type of filter

    filters have 8000 types..

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