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Can of worms.

Seriously, it is a never ending debate. My take is to only use them in high risk areas, such as blowing sand, geyser spray, stuff like that. Even at that, be sure to get a high quality filter. UV has no effect on a digital sensor like it did with film so go with one of the clear filters if you must have one. For normal photography your best protection is a lens hood, which will both protect the front end from damage as well as enhance contrast and reduce flare..

Statistics: Posted by S_Egbert — Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:45 pm

Author: S_Egbert
Posted: September 2, 2015, 2:45 am
I thought I would ask for the opinions of the YNet photographers as to the use of UV filters as lens protection. I have read the pros and cons and have used them until about a year ago. I recently noticed a spot on one of my lenses that looks like the coating has been removed. This is the only way I can describe it. I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks

Statistics: Posted by redfishvic — Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:12 pm

Author: redfishvic
Posted: September 1, 2015, 11:12 pm
timv wrote:
maybe they were laughing at the photographer.

Definitely this.

Thanks guys!

Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:39 pm

Author: Max
Posted: September 1, 2015, 7:39 pm
I really like the shot of the scruffy chicks with their mouths open. I have never seen an owls mouth that open except when they are feeding. That shows some good patience on your part, glad you were rewarded. Every time I look at that photo I get the impression that we missed a good juvenile owl joke.....or maybe they were laughing at the photographer. :lol:


Statistics: Posted by timv — Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:43 am

Author: timv
Posted: September 1, 2015, 6:43 pm
Nice Max. Some nice eye level perspective shots in there.


Statistics: Posted by wguss — Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:21 am

Author: wguss
Posted: September 1, 2015, 2:21 pm
The consensus this summer was 27 years old - and one of the bear rangers says there is an older sow around 32 also

Statistics: Posted by Marcy — Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:29 pm

Author: Marcy
Posted: September 1, 2015, 12:29 am
Does anyone know or have a guess as to how old Scarface is?


Statistics: Posted by orogeny — Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:59 am

Author: orogeny
Posted: August 31, 2015, 4:59 pm
good shots - i missed them completely this year - maybe next spring

Statistics: Posted by Marcy — Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:47 pm

Author: Marcy
Posted: August 28, 2015, 11:47 pm
So good!
That fourth one is fun.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:51 am

Author: lah
Posted: August 28, 2015, 6:51 pm
I had some nice moments with owls in the park this spring. Early in the trip I saw three different Northern pygmy owls (my first in the park), I saw a long-eared owl flying across the road before dawn one morning... and there were loads of great horned owl sightings. And not just at Mammoth!

I recently uploaded my full Spring 2015 photo gallery to my website. Here's a preview of a few of the GHO pics:






You can see more owl photos from the trip, as well as the rest of my general Spring 2015 wildlife photos here.


Statistics: Posted by Max — Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:28 am

Author: Max
Posted: August 28, 2015, 3:28 pm
We saw him several times in May - he is looking pretty rough now. The collar doesn't help any either!

Statistics: Posted by Janis and Billy — Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:37 pm

Author: Janis and Billy
Posted: August 25, 2015, 7:37 pm
Really enjoyed the grizzly sow and her cubs. Didn't see the end of the video though...too much going on here. Maybe could be shorter???

Statistics: Posted by BarbR — Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:34 pm

Author: BarbR
Posted: August 25, 2015, 1:34 am
Thank you Linda. Those wolf pups were at least a mile off and the smoke didn't help matters. :)

Statistics: Posted by bridger1215 — Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:06 pm

Author: bridger1215
Posted: August 24, 2015, 7:06 pm
Great shots.
And for "far away," you sure got some good stuff!

Statistics: Posted by lah — Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:27 am

Author: lah
Posted: August 24, 2015, 6:27 pm
JimO wrote:
I have a Sigma 150-500 that has been OK at best. Like to hear your thoughts on the new Sigma.

Originally I bought the Tamron after seeing some great photos being taken with it but was not happy with the results on my Nikon 610's. I waited and waited and finally our local camera store started receiving the Sigma's. I tested a demo and was very excited with the results and finally purchased one. The Sigma dock gives you a lot of customization options which I use.

I don't think you can go wrong with either lens but I would suggest trying them both and see which one you like better. It's great to finally have a viable choice in this zoom range. Good Luck

Statistics: Posted by bridger1215 — Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:03 am

Author: bridger1215
Posted: August 24, 2015, 3:03 pm

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