20-40 Lens Hood

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OP MikeFreeze Regular Member • Posts: 129
Re: 20-40 Lens Hood

MightyMike wrote; "why on earth would you ruin a perfectly good lens by putting a UV filter on it, most UV filters are junk and the ones that are good aren't really necessary IMO."  Lots of truth in your statement. The answer is that I'm a bit "old school" I suppose, and that’s what we always did in the 70s and 80s to protect the lens from scratches; better to sacrifice a filter.  I do use lenses without a UV filter, and I take the UV filter off when I'm using a CPL or ND filter - maybe I'll dump the UV filter on this 20-40 and see how well the lens surface holds up without it. Modern lens coatings are certainly more scratch resistant than they were "back in the day."  Thanks,

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