UV Filters Useless or Worse?

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UV Filters Useless or Worse?
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On a recent thread, the OP discovered a UV/protective filter on the 200-500 causing mischief in images.

I have had this experience a number of times and have come to think that the filters are, at best, useless. Sensors do not need the filter, most of my lenses are coated, reflect little, and are easy to clean. I’ve never caused any damage to a lens and I often leave the lens cap off all day. Why pay so much money for a fine optical system and put a useless surface in front of it?

Do others find these filters useful? (The industry must love selling them...)

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