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  1. #1 Recommendation for Clear Filter when shooting in hazardous environments/protect lens 
    Looking for a filter strictly to protect the front lens element in hazardous situations. Blacksmithing, Welding, dust, debris (impact resistant would be cool :) ), etc.

    I have a shoot coming up. It will be a rather dark environment (blacksmithing). I will be lighting but I would rather not put an ND on.

    I have shot with screw on UV filters, but I'm not sure how I feel about those.


    Any recommendations for 4x4 or 4x5.6 filters that are essentially clear and DO NOT affect Image Quality whatsoever?
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    I shoot a lot of cooking and when I get really close I use this. Super cheap but keeps the grease splatter off of my lens.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ar_filter.html
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    I shoot a lot of cooking and when I get really close I use this. Super cheap but keeps the grease splatter off of my lens.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ar_filter.html

    Awesome! I use NiSi NDs so it's good to know they make that!
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    Any other suggestions?
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    Any glass optical clears should do fine, it's pretty much what they are designed for.

    In some pinches I've seen some people use acrylic or plexi when stones and things are flying at the camera, but it will effect image quality, though there are pretty "clear" options these days.
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    +1 for the Nisi clear. It's cheap and awesome.
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    https://vimeo.com/schneideroptics/bennett-rhodiumfsnd

    I book marked this a little while ago, might help!
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