RexGig wrote:Keep in mind that a fall could cause an impact that cracks the filter glass, and peens the filter's threads to the threads on the lens! The lens may well be usable, but getting the shattered filter removed may require a tip to a service center.
Speaking as someone who has smashed 4 UV filters from impact (short falls, poorly manufactured camera bags), I will happily waste $80 for a filter that does nothing on the front of my lens. Yes, the filters did exactly what you described, and it was delicate surgery to get the filters off and the glass dusted off the lens. But would I trade that for buying a new $1600 lens? Umâ€¦
Of course you use hoods and caps when the camera's out. But when it's in a camera bag?
Taking it off when using the camera, well, sometimes I bother.
D: iPhone 4S, Canon 5DmII, Panasonic DMC-LX3, Fujifilm F30, Canon 30D, Nikon CoolPix 8700 | A: Leica M3, Holga 120N, Contax Tvs, Polaroid Spectra, Canon 50E, Rolleicord, Canon AE-1P
Canon lenses: 16-35L II, 24-70L, 50 1.4, 70-200 2.8L IS, 10-22