Do you put UV filter on your L lens? If so which brand ?

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Not really; lens hoods all the time instead
In reply to Mark B., May 19, 2012

There is a lot of discussion about only using filters when you expect hazardous situations. That's great - in theory. I'll relate an experience of mine shooting elk in Yellowstone. While walking down a paved road to get in front of a moving elk herd, I took a misstep off the pavement with my camera on a tripod over my shoulder and fell down a 10 foot embankment. The plastic (Canon) lens hood shattered and the filter took a direct hit. I'd rather replace a $70 dollar filter than a $2500 lens.

I use B+W MRC Haze filters on all my L lenses. I've never had a problem with flare or IQ degradation.
Aloha, Bud

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