I recently referred to my new Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro as my new boyfriend. I'm totally smitten. I'm full of smit.
Last night my boyfriend and my husband had an "accident." I've never known him to be so jealous!* ;)
Anyway, this post is really about filters. I made a new photo friend at Oregon Country Fair and he said he never really uses filters, not even UV. I was dumbfounded. Sure they don't do much beyond removing a little glare, but they are such an inexpensive and useful insurance policy! The first thing I do when I take a new lens out of the box is pop on that filter! As you can see from the photo above, my UV filter took the brunt of the fall. This easily could have been the lens glass of my $600 lens. I had the little guy checked out at the local camera shop this morning (all iz well) and got a new to me (used) UV filter for $8 (Thank you Dot Dotsons! You guys rock!).
Go buy a UV filter for your favourite lens today.
Because I care,
ps. The picture of the broken lens was taken by the lens it protected. Rock!
*It really was an accident, but for the sake of storytelling...