I agree with you on the UV filter. I just gotta educate myself more about it. I know so little about filters. I'm leaning a bit towards B+W or the Hoya. Friend's got the Hoya. It's amazing how he says that you can still fit both the lens cap on the Hoya and even able to mount the hood onto the lens without ever taking off the filter.
BH Photo Video's got the multi-coated, thin, and wide filter.
And of those filter, there are so many types such as UV standard, UV 415, UV 420. Does the number really matter? There are the UV Haze 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E too. Many, seems like I'm about to spend another grand or so just on accessories.