Your opinion/recommendations on using a protective filter

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Your opinion/recommendations on using a protective filter
9 months ago

I've heard different opinions regarding using a protective filter, such as UV or haze, with regard to protecting a lens.  In the past, I've always put one on as long as the lens had filter threads.

But some other people tell me to skip it, as the lens of today are better coated for protection and that there are downsides to using a filter.  I also see that prices for such  filters can range from $10 to hundreds.  Not having been a SLR photographer for some time, but wanting to get back into it soon with Sony A77 and 16-50mm 2.8 kit lens to start, I was wondering what current thinking  is on the subject of protective filters and what people recommend if they use one, regarding type and cost.

Sony SLT-A77
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