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A UV Lens Saved My Camera

As I was getting out of my car, I accidentally dropped my really nice camera. I didn't notice anything wrong with it, and since I was in a hurry--part of the reason I dropped it in the first place--I didn't think too much about it.

Until I tried to start shooting and the image was oddly blurry.

That was when I looked at the lens and saw this:

Shattered UV Filter

The filter was toast. Thankfully, since it was a $20 protective lens, I could unscrew it, keep shooting, and purchase a replacement later that afternoon.

Great investment.

Protect your camera's really expensive lens with an inexpensive UV filter. It could save you a ton of grief and keep you shooting in a situation where you otherwise wouldn't be able to.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor