hoya vs B+W for UV Filters on 17-55 IS F2.8

Started Jun 5, 2008 | Discussions thread
Paul De Bra
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But with a filter there is also a danger of damage.

The example of the cracked 17-40L mostly shows that the hood of the 17-40L is too shallow and too wide to offer any meaningful protection. Most hoods are better.

I don't have the link handy but also read a report of a cracked filter damaging the front element of a lens.

I never use a UV filter and I always use the hood on all my lenses (except the 50mm f/1.8). I hope to never find out whether having a UV filter would have helped or harmed my lenses.

Drew Conway wrote:

Because even with the hood there is the potential to crack the front


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