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Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2013, 03:44:59 AM »
Not as tough as Chuck Norris or Mike Ditka.

speaking of which I lost my S**t when in the expendebles II chuck norris rocks up and tells a chuck norris joke

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Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2013, 03:44:59 AM »

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Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2013, 04:08:38 AM »
Not as tough as Chuck Norris or Mike Ditka.

speaking of which I lost my S**t when in the expendebles II chuck norris rocks up and tells a chuck norris joke

+1 million :)

I've found that my Canon front elements are very tough, far more than the expensive protection filters that go in fornt of them. Over 7 years of professional wedding phootography, I have only scratched one lens element. My 16-35IIL and that only showed in photos when I pointed it at the sun.
But and here's the big BUT....when a lens is damaged, the front element is really expensive to replace. My front element on my 16-35IIL cost me £325 to get fixed.

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Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
Tough enough that I hope I never find out x-x

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Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2013, 01:42:23 PM »
Thank you. I'll skip it this time, and bring my 16-35 next time I am here. At least that one is protected.

I meant more like how you put welding glass on a camera not a normal filter. Just the lens hood and a piece of glass from like a small frame or something like that. It wouldn't protect it all the way but it might help.

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Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2013, 12:27:42 AM »
I have had my 8-15 for a while now and love it. It is damn durable and has survived a few bumps on my 7D when in the half-pipe at my local resort. I have even had a pole catch the front element with no ill effects from a skier.

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Re: How tough is the glass of a lens? (8-15)
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2013, 12:27:42 AM »