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My wife and I use these in combination with lens hoods like we use screen protectors and cases for our phones
on February 8, 2018
This is the first purchase you should make after purchasing a lens. My wife and I use these in combination with lens hoods like we use screen protectors and cases for our phones. I kid you not, the moment I put this filter and a lens cap on my wife's new camera lens to take some shots of our son, he launched her car keys right at the camera. This purchase immediately paid for itself, as it is a LOT cheaper to purchase a new lens filter than it is a new lens. Tiffen's prices are also the best bang for the buck. My personal recommendation is to not even use a brand new lens until you put a lens filter on it to make sure it is protected from the start.
Cons: The only drawback to a lens filter is that they ten to produce lens flare in situations where light sources are visible in the shot, ESPECIALLY when those sources are not dead center in the frame. This can be a very cool effect if you decide to take advantage of it, but it can also be a hindrance, depending on what look you are going for. In those rare cases, you will want to remove the lens filter. Just be aware of wind and sand etc while your lens is unprotected, and you should be fine.