Do you use a UV filter as protection?

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Auf Reisen Contributing Member • Posts: 670
Re: Do you use a UV filter as protection?

Yes, I have clear filters on all my lenses. For two reasons: First, they are much, much easier to clean than a lens front element. I can even just put them under running water in extreme cases (after taking them off the lens of course). Second, they allow me to put the camera in the bag without the lens cap, which means I don't have to fiddle with it when I take it out.

I take the filter off on the rare occasions I have to deal with excessive flare. Cityscapes at night being a particularly annoying example. Other than that, I haven't noticed any image quality degradation.

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