Do you use a UV filter as protection?

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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?

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 definitely would not poke a lens out a carriage towards a steam engine pulling the train without a bit of protective glass on and any difficult conditions means it is a good idea to have one on you even if not used all the time.

Anyone who wants to sell on kit stands a good chance of regretting not using a filter when the time comes. Whilst people say a scratch on the lens has minimal impact it is a real pain when trying to sell it on.

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