Do you use a UV filter as protection?

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nevada5
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Re: Two thoughts
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Mark Ransom wrote:

  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?

3. The lens is expensive.  It comes with a lens cap to provide free protection.

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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