When the man in the camera shop tried to talk me into getting a filter for my lens, I didn’t want one.
Firstly, I don’t know enough about cameras to even know what they do
So, did I even need one?
In fairness, between that, and the strap and the bag he’d already sold me – I thought it was all part of the sales pitch.
Eventually I was like, fuck it, just give me the filer-thingy too
He put it on for me, I paid my money and left.
I never even thought about it again
When I dropped the camera.
Technically, it FELL out of the car when I opened the door.
And SMASHED on the ground.
I thought I’d fucked the whole damn thing
Until I looked closer
And saw that the big crack
Was on the filter….and ONLY the filter
The rest of the camera was totally fine
Aaah….so THAT’S what the filter is for
Best $30 I ever spent