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    I always use a Skylight 1B for colour and (at least) a pale yellow for B&W, partly to protect the lens and partly because I do a lot of aerial work where there is a lot of UV and too much blue light.

    If you want another cautionary tale, a colleague of mine used to fly cameras over archaeological sites on a huge kite. The kite was flown first then the camera hoised up to it on a cradle with a power winder and remote control. It once fell off onto pasture land, from about 100' up. The Skylight was smashed, as was the winder. The camera (an OM 2) and lens were fine (and they used to tell me Olympus cameras were fragile).

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    Sounds like a happy medium is the best choice. I'll get some of the good Hoya HMC UV filters and use them generally, but remove them if the situation seems to warrant it. Thanks for your input, everyone!

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    I don't use them at all, but, I primarily do only landscapes.
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    I have several but again rarely use them unless I'm getting covered with sea-spray (UV) or need to reduce reflections (Circ-polarizer)

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    Bruce, you may want to choose Heliopan or B+W (made by Schneider) filters for top quality. Apart from the quality optics, they are mounted in brass rings instead of the inferior alumin(i)um of the Hoyas... For UV/Skylight the extra cost is not great.

    Cheers, Bob.

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    I guess I'm with the 'use them' crowd. I do not really care if they serve any other purpose than protecting the glass of my lenses, either! I would rather have the UV filter there & need to buy a new filter than to have to shell out for a new lens!
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