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Equipment protection is the practice of ensuring equipment stays in full working order by avoiding damage.

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Is a UV filter better for lens protection than a protector filter?

I'm usually very good at getting water/finger marks on lens, so I must use something for protection. Is there any downside of using an UV filter instead of a protector filter? Example: Hoya HD ...
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Which filter is the more generally useful: Skylight 1A or Skylight 1B?

I'm looking to buy a Skylight filter leave permanently attached to a lens for the primary purpose of protecting it. I don't really understand the difference between Skylight 1A and Skylight 1B filters....
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Recommendations for insuring camera equipment?

We all have made investments in our camera equipment. From hundreds of dollars to $TEXAS, our gear isn't cheap. How do we protect against theft, fires, water damage? Accidental Damage? What ...
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How do I protect my camera in a smoke filled environment?

I'm going to start a new project soon, "People in bars". I think it will be fun, and I think I'll capture a lot of interesting faces. The thing is, bars are harsh environments for DSLRs. Obviously, ...
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Are there any downsides to using a good-quality UV filter?

Are there any real downsides to using a UV filter? I know that a poor quality UV filter can effect image quality ... but, assuming I use a good quality UV filter, will that actually be an issue? Is ...
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Should I really lug around a lens cap everywhere?

I lose lens caps by the billion. Is there another way to protect my lenses without having to carry these things around with me?