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sensx

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hello..

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?
 

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I guess there is no way other than just lens cap for those fisheyes, even you can mount a filter it will vignette too.
 

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sensx said:
hello..

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?
some suggest having the hoods always on as a " protective wall "
 

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Navyblue said:
Is there a hood for fisheye lenses?
I think most fisheye lenses already come with a built-in (non-removable) hood.
But given the fisheye coverage, these hoods tend to be small and do not provide much physical protection.
 

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That's excactly what I thought, there is no way to really have a "hood" that covers the lens for a 180 deg view.
 

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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.
 

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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.. ;p

will consider.. thanks again.
 

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