Do you use a UV filter as protection?

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jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 9,739
Re: Do you use a UV filter as protection?

nosiesta wrote:

What's the current thinking on using a decent UV filter to protect the lens outer element?

Always. Inevitably I get fingerprints on the filter instead of the lens. Dust, mist and whatnot is easy to clean off.

I always have in the past but just picked up a new lens and am debating it now. Obviously the quality of the lens is only going to be as good as the filter glass it's shooting through.

I do a lot of rock climbing so the chance of a scratch is higher than normal.

In the past I've always gone for a B+W UV (never a Skylight). Hoods add bulk and are faff (yep, I know they held with contrast and flare etc)

I use these: B+W XS-Pro UV Haze MRC-Nano 010M Filter

B+W #900 Folding Rubber Lens Hoods work well (open and close easily) and add a nice rubber bumper for extra protection.

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