Do you use a UV filter as protection?

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bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 63,854
Re: I used to...

JaKing wrote:

Bob, Olympus sells lens hoods as optional extras.

They also sell filters as optional extras ...

I think every manufacturer does. Very often, the lens hood is included with the lens. Has been in several of my lenses. What I was thinking, is that if a protective filter is a good idea, they would design the lens with the fitment of a filter in mind, and include a filter which was matched with the design of the lens both mechanically and optically, but could be removed and replaced in the case of damage. Something different from any old filter. I suppose making the front element easily replaceable would be another option, as are the so-called 'fluorine coated' front elements in vogue nowadays (I'm sure they aren't coated with fluorine, fluorine is a noxious gas).

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