I was just wondering if anyone out there uses any of their glass without a UV filter? I was out shooting the other day, and someone in our group mentioned that he often shoots without one. I know this is dangerous because of the expense of the lenses in question ($1000+ not being protected and all).
The less filters on a lens, obviously the better the image will be. UV light is translated by the lens in different environments. For example, UV light is extreme near bodies of water. Some UV filters reduce or limit UV light like a B&W or Hoya, while Tiffen blocks it out completely. Of course their are warming, graduated and neutral grads as well. I was generally taught that images will not suffer if you leave a UV filter on at all times so I have done so.
Does anyone not use them? Anyone back and forth? I hope this has not been covered. I'd love to discuss this actually. Our group argued over this for the better part of an hour on the way down the mountain. :)