Do you use a UV filter as protection?

Started 7 months ago | Discussions thread
Mark Ransom
Mark Ransom Veteran Member • Posts: 6,147
Two thoughts
  1. The lens is expensive. A filter provides cheap protection.
  2. The lens is expensive. Why would you compromise its performance by adding an extra element?

Notice that both opposing views are motivated by the same premise.

Ultimately I think it boils down to your personal priorities. I don't use a filter unless I need it for its optical effect. I find caps and hoods to be adequate for protection.

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