Upload & Sell: On
| Re: Filters: Yes, No or Sometimes... |
Usually B&W or Heliopan
There are times they are necessary - blowing sand, salt spray. Most of the time they aren't.
I think the real question is what are you protecting? Nikon shooters have more reason to consider it - a lot of Nikon front elements are $700 replacements. Most Canon front elements are under $200, and many (if you are the slightest bit handy) you can replace yourself for around $100 (70-400 f/4, 17-55 IS, etc.). The major exception (that will take a filter) is the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II which is pretty pricey, about $400, but the hood is quite effective protection for that.
Putting good filters on all of my lenses for 'protection' would cost enough to buy another lens.