UV protection for 2.8 Zoom Lenses? Yes or No?

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AlanLawr
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UV protection for 2.8 Zoom Lenses? Yes or No?
Jun 10, 2011

When I bought my Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8 VR II, I also bought $100+ Hoya Pro UV filters to protect the lenses. But I've been reading and hearing from other photographers that you should never use a UV filter on a nice lens and rely on the hood for protection. Is this the case? Should I remove and sell my UV filters? Or, should I protect the front of my lenses?

When I pay $2500 for a lens, I don't want to scratch it up, but I also don't want to degrade the quality. Any help would be appreciated!

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