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Well do you feel lucky, punk?
on 12 October 2012
Ignore what the experts say about filters over the lens. If you are going for the money shot, or studio work then take it off at the crucial moment.
Otherwise leave it on, these virtually invisible (genuine Hoya Pro) filters will give you peace of mind and also allow you to keep shooting when the air gets 'dirty'. So, thats going to be anywhere near the sea, children, pets and in the cut and thrust of weddings. Champagne, even Grand Cru will destroy the air/glass coating for good.
I have them fitted all the time when out and about on two pieces of very expensive glass. I have never been one for on and off with the lens cap. Check your lens for smudges after fumbling with the cap.
The Pro filters are less deep than most so you can use on a 15-20 mm (full frame) without vignetting.
Take care with the coating when cleaning, use only fresh non lint and a 50/50 iso prop liquid. Anything else will smear forever. A good indication that these are the real thing. Other cheap 'coated' filters will clean fairly easily with a wet cloth.
Great service from these guys, never disappointed. Makes me laugh sometimes when they give a me delivery lead time of 7-8 days and it turns up the next day.