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AFAIK, theres no need for a UV filter on a DSLR..?

I also think that buying one to protect your front element is stupid, The front element is generally very thick, if the UV filter breaks, the shards of the filter will almost definitely scratch the element, doing more damage.
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AFAIK, theres no need for a UV filter on a DSLR..?

I also think that buying one to protect your front element is stupid, The front element is generally very thick, if the UV filter breaks, the shards of the filter will almost definitely scratch the element, doing more damage.
It's debatable. As far as I know there is no one "right" answer yet. Some pros prefer UV filters, some don't. It's just up in the air.

Although I am now part of the no cheap UV filter crowd. I have a Hoya on my 50mm f/1.4 and that's about it. All my other lenses don't carry UV filters.
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I'm pretty sure DSLR's don't even pick on UV light. I think the money can definitely be spent better elsewhere.
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I'm pretty sure DSLR's don't even pick on UV light. I think the money can definitely be spent better elsewhere.
Well, truth be told, the only reason I use my Hoya filter is because it's a Hoya and it came with my 50mm f/1.4 when I bought it. Although now I just realized I could probably sell it and put the money to a 15-85mm
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AFAIK, theres no need for a UV filter on a DSLR..?

I also think that buying one to protect your front element is stupid, The front element is generally very thick, if the UV filter breaks, the shards of the filter will almost definitely scratch the element, doing more damage.
What what about a gentle love tap that is strong enough to scratch the filter but not break it? I'd rather a cheap filter get pwned than a lens tbh.
    
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What what about a gentle love tap that is strong enough to scratch the filter but not break it? I'd rather a cheap filter get pwned than a lens tbh.
That's why i use a UV filter.

Mostly to protect from scratches, dust, and grease. It's not going to protect from a serious impact, but than again, when is my lens ever going to feel that?
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AFAIK, theres no need for a UV filter on a DSLR..?

I also think that buying one to protect your front element is stupid, The front element is generally very thick, if the UV filter breaks, the shards of the filter will almost definitely scratch the element, doing more damage.
flying sand or dust could scratch your front element and kids or pets like to lick/touch the front element so i keep a UV filter on. and the chances of a breaking UV filter scratching your lens is fairly small since most of the time if your lens bumps into something it is usually pointed down toward teh floor.

but i know a lot of professionals that just use a hood.
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Those of you who don't like lens filters for protection should at least have a hood on. I'd rather pay $15-30 for a hood than $400+ for a new lens.
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Knew it. They didn't include the helmet mount. Well, looks like I won't be able to wear my helmet all the time. :\\
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That's why i use a UV filter.

Mostly to protect from scratches, dust, and grease. It's not going to protect from a serious impact, but than again, when is my lens ever going to feel that?
I bet nearly everyone who actually did break their lens said that same thing.

I've never used UV lenses barring a few cheap ones in the beginning and have never had any damage (I've been caving, hiking, etc with my gear) because I use the amazing LENS CAP.
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