Macro lens need filter?


WatWatz

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im intending to get tamron 90mm.. just wonder.. do i need to use uv filter for that?
 

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Octarine

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In case an insect sees your eye through the lens and suddenly feels scared or sick .. might be helpful :bsmilie:
 

blurnata

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you should get a filter to protect your lens. If you scratched your lens your heart will ache, but filter can change @ quite cheap prices too. Bought my filter for $15 (58mm) at Click! tampines 1, so I think spending this little amount to protect your lens, it's worth it. :)
 

WatWatz

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im thinking to get whether b+w XS uv.. is it good choice? or is there such thing as clear filter?
 

blurnata

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depends on the lens that you are using & how much you r willing to spend. if it's just for protection, then u can just get a normal filter, HOYA will do. but if you are having tele-lens & really into qualilty then go ahead.
 

Atarandas

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The tamron 90mm macro lens front element is quite deeply recessed , if you put on the hood , quite unlikely to get the front element scratched unless it's a direct hit/ poke .
 

Diavonex

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The Tamron 90mm is about $600. Either you get a good UV filter or not at all.

Personally I'll skip the filter.
 

WatWatz

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The Tamron 90mm is about $600. Either you get a good UV filter or not at all.

Personally I'll skip the filter.
any reason to skip filter?

i found out the cheapest 90mm is 495 from artworkfoto (grey set)
or t k foto 530 local set
 

Diavonex

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any reason to skip filter?

i found out the cheapest 90mm is 495 from artworkfoto (grey set)
or t k foto 530 local set
Any cheap piece of glass you put in front of your lens will degrade the quality of the image.

I do not use any filter on all my lenses :)
 

WatWatz

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that means i get either hoya HD UV or b+w xspro its a good choice right?
 

oceanpriest

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I use b+w MRC F-pro on my macro lens, bought from mass sales for $40+. So far no issue.
 

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