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    Default Protective filter

    Hi, I just bought a Sigma 150mm lens which is petty ex and I wonder if it is advisible to buy a transparent filter to protect the front of the lens from being scratched. If so, any advice what type of filter is good (eg UV filter or whatever).

    TIA

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    Senior Member wildcat's Avatar
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    Default Re: Protective filter

    If it's a concern, then yes, put a clear protective filter in front. Not necessarily UV, but a clear filter will do.

    What you pay is what you get; you won't wanna put a $10 filter in front of a thousand dollar lens but neither would you wanna put a hundred dollar filter in front of kit lens (there's nothing wrong with the latter though, if you wanna splurge on filters instead of better lenses).

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    I think it is a marco lens LOL. I am a supporter of placing filter on every lens. First there is no different between UV and NC filter for digital so get the cheapest which is usually the NC. For brand HOYA will do the job unless you want to go for B+W.
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    Default Re: Protective filter

    Welcome to CS Most photographers do that & some don't. But its good to protect it. Up to you
    Take the shot!

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    Default Re: Protective filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dailo View Post
    Hi, I just bought a Sigma 150mm lens which is petty ex and I wonder if it is advisible to buy a transparent filter to protect the front of the lens from being scratched. If so, any advice what type of filter is good (eg UV filter or whatever).

    TIA
    if you want................

    your choice!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hoya brand is minimum i guess, you can spend more.. personally i won't!

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