Glad to hear that I'm not the only one, and I also use hoods nearly 100% of the time. I haven't broken a filter yet, but I have trashed several hoods.
As someone who uses filters - all of the time unless I'm shooting into the sun or using a CPL/ND filters - I am amazed at how some of my 4-6 year old filters look. Most of them have at least a few serious scratches on them and all of them are covered with numerous minor scratches. These are high quality filters - B+W & Hoya HD - so that's the not the issue, but obviously they are doing their job. If my front element looked like this, I'd be very sad, even though I know that it really doesn't affect image quality. It would kill the resale value. I've sold lenses with a fair bit of external wear, but perfect glass, and they've always sold well.Same here. My work is more important than cuddling my lenses front element. Fast lens swapping in and out of bags, fingerprints, residue, dust and then needing to hurry to clean them off with my sweat soaked shirt on a summer Texas wedding, the occasional spray of champagne at the reception or some booze that happens to find my lens from party happy patrons. Then take the same lens to the beach the next day for a session with the groom and bride alone with sand blowing against my lens. Go home, rinse off all the sand from my camera and wipe off my lenses.
Also, I bought the B+W 77mm XS-Pro Clear UV Haze with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating (010M) for 16-35 f/4 IS and it fits great. The inner barrel of the lens moves back & forth a lot more than any other Canon lens I've owned so I think a filter is a good idea on this lens.
Broke a filter once from a stray rock directly into my lens, no hood would have helped, grabbed my tshirt and unscrewed the broken filter and continued shooting.
I'm always surprised when I unscrew the filter to sell a lens to see the damage it takes and a pristine perfect front element.
True BW clear filter is 007
BW 007 are on my lenses as front protection - never remove. CPL can go right on top if needed.
1. It can cause vignetting.
2. It can make it hard to separate the two filters afterwards.
Good thing you haven't been bitten by the square filter bug yet, you'd HAVE to remove your protective filter for those...
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