UV filter?


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Hey everyone!

I've been into photography for a while, mainly using a pentax kx. However, I recently got a canon 450d. Unfortunately I forgot to buy a uv filter. Should I get one before I start using the camera heavily? Also, should I get a dry box while I'm at it? I'd hate for my pentax to get moldy or anything now that I'm not using it as much.

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Nenjia

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no need filter lah:bsmilie:
 

Alex Lim

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if it is the kit lens that come with your 450D, the front element rotates thus making filter attachment a bit challenging since the filter thread is very thin
 

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Just get a Tokina one for 10 bucks if it will put your mind at ease. Regarding the dry box/cab, personally I have never used one before, but I heard from some lao jiao at a photography course that you should always remove your filters from your lenses before putting them in, or fungus growth will be promoted.
 

night86mare

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if it is the kit lens that come with your 450D, the front element rotates thus making filter attachment a bit challenging since the filter thread is very thin
er, this is only a problem with cpl filter, not uv filter... :nono:
 

limwhow

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Haha... should lah. Should get a UV filter lah.
Imagine yourself walking around shooting enthusiastically, then suddenly a wet or dirty finger smudges the front of the lens... well, it would be less heart-ache if it were the UV filter instead.
 

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Mmm yea a filter has saved my pentax lense many times before.
 

Octarine

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Better get a dry box. Filter is redundant. A bit care and alertness comes free and doesn't cause flare or ghosting. Get a lens hood instead.
 

zac08

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Dun bother getting one if you dun intend to invest in a good one. The image quality is only as good as the glass which is passing the light to the sensor/film. Thus if you have a decent lens but use a poor piece of filter, you're going to lower the image quality.

Invest in a good dry cabinet and save yourself the worry about your equipment when they are not in use.
 

sinned79

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Dun bother getting one if you dun intend to invest in a good one. The image quality is only as good as the glass which is passing the light to the sensor/film. Thus if you have a decent lens but use a poor piece of filter, you're going to lower the image quality.

Invest in a good dry cabinet and save yourself the worry about your equipment when they are not in use.
yes a cheapo tokina uv filter ($10), going to give u ghosting problem when u shoot at night against signboards. i experience it when i got one for my 50mm... in the end i sold it and buy a hoya pro1 uv filter for $27. make sure the uv filter is multi coat (this will reduce the ghosting problem significantly).

yah, dry box is not consistent. u had to keep track of the silica gel and when to replace. get a dry cabinet instead.
 

hongjone

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Get both the filter and the dry box. Both are really useful. :bsmilie:
 

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