Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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I'm planning on purchasing a new lens for my camera for macro photography, specifically this one:

Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8

I've heard that it is a good idea to put a "UV filter" on front on the lens. Is that true?

Also, what is the right way to clean a lens?

Any other advice for me?


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Regarding whether to use a filter for protection, see photo.stackexchange.com/questions/17854/…. For tips on cleaning a lens, see photo.stackexchange.com/questions/21493/…. – D Coetzee Jul 28 '12 at 10:02
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There are specific cleaning solutions that can be used with microfiber cloths that are designed to clean lenses without damaging the glass or the coatings.

As far as bumps/scratches, the most common ways to protect your lens are:

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