Why would you use a lens protector

1 week 1 day ago #737698 by Ira Weber
I've always been from the book of not to put anything unnecessary in front of your lens that doesn't need to be there.  So will a clear lens protector have any effect on the picture quality? 


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1 week 1 day ago #737728 by TCav
Each air-glass interface reduces contrast and increases internal reflections and the potential for flare. Your lens already comes with many air-glass interfaces, each of which has multi-coatings to lessen the problems. Adding two air-glass interfaces with a filter, especially one that isn't multi-coated, increases the potential for degraded image quality.


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1 week 1 day ago #737729 by Nikon Shooter
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6 days 20 hours ago #737778 by Hoss
I keep this very simple:  I don't use one.  


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6 days 20 hours ago #737781 by Nikon Shooter
99% of my lenses have only their lens shade as protection. My 14mm
is having its lens cap as protection due to its protuberant front glass,

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4 days 20 hours ago #737898 by Prago
In my days as a photographer, I have only had one UV filter, and that was my very first lens.  And I only had it because it came with it.  

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2 days 18 hours ago #737993 by Stanly
+1 haven’t used one in years

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2 days 12 hours ago #738014 by CharleyL
I use a lens hood when I feel protection is needed or have other reasons for using the lens hook, like flare avoidance. I usually don't use a UV filter, unless I think I'll be walking close past bushes or there's other chances of things hitting my lens. Keeping aware of your situation and the dangers of a scratched or broken lens will provide your camera lens with the best protection. Use what you need, when you feel the need for it.

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