Hi Gordon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Perhaps you are right ! I did feel a little odd strapping a 20 year old filter on this new lens. I guess I'm just a little paranoid with such a big piece of glass sticking out in front and always have used filters.
The Nikon specific filters for this camera are rather expensive. Does this mean they are of the same quality as the lens ?
I hope you'll post some of your first impressions when you get your camera.
Now to get that old filter off !