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Oh my god. I just can't escape animal ingredients no matter how hard I try??!? My chosen career is photography and I started up a business in it last year. I just found out a lot of lenses contain gelatin. Why.... why why?
 

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Apparently lenses use filters made of gelatine. Its used instead of glass to capture available light sources, on balance they cause less distortion.<br><br>
Photography is my career... its really irritating ><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">. Why can't they use plastic or something?
 

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Hmm, I would think that gelatin lenses and filters would tend to melt and warp more easily. especially in the studio where it can get quite warm from the hot lights.<br><br>
Maybe that's why my DSLR isn't focusing sharply. I plan to check into that issue soon.
 

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car tires and roads have animal products in them as well, but most vegans still drive. You can't do everything. Try to find lenses without gelatin, and when you can't, understand that purity isn't the end goal.<br><br>
Perhaps one day our society will be vegan, and therefore will create products without animal products. For now? It's impossible to be 100% vegan, so try and strive, and do what you can, and always push yourself.
 

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Ain't there glass lenses available?<br><br>
And in the era of Photoshop, why even bother buying all those expensive filters? It's XXI century.
 

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I'm curious where you got this info. I'm familiar with "gelatin" filters, but they're not so common anymore and to my knowledge they have been made of plastic for a long time. They are still called "gelatin" or "gel" filters as a matter of tradition, only.<br><br>
If you're talking about VR lenses, are you talking about the elements themselves, or the liquid that they are suspended in?
 
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