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Old Mar 30, 2006, 3:30 PM   #8
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This is one of the reasons I don't recommend using protection filters. In reality, they serve no purpose but to add extra income to the filter makers. They add nothing to the image except issues such as flare and softness. In terms of protection, if you bang a filter hard enough to break it, the lens you are protecting will likely suffer serious enough scratches from the broken glass to render it useless anyway. Minor surface scratches have little to no impact on image quality (certainly less than adding a filter). Unless you are in a sandy, windy environment, pass on the protection filters.
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