I read a few weeks ago about someone who had went to take a picture – and discovered that their lens was smashed! Talk about a heart attack! Thankfully, upon further investigation, they realized it was the UV filter instead. They were posting to tell everyone to invest in the silly $10 thing already! I smiled, because just a few months prior, I had bought a set myself.
Fast forward to Valentines Day. Yesterday. Walking down the big hill to spend the day with my sister, mom and nephew – I tried to take the lens cover off, only to find it wouldn’t budge. A little tugging, a lot of gasping and a few short breaths and this was found:
This is the kind of thing you read about, and never expect it to happen to you. A smashed filter, is so much better than a smashed lens! Go buy the filter! Save a lens. And maybe save yourself a heart attack in the process!