ben805 wrote in post #13703902
that's the risk you take when people like you do not like to put UV filter on the lens, the only thing it may affect is flare/glare and resale value, other than that ignore the scratches and keep shooting.
Mmmhmm, yeah... no. Sorry, scratches usually occur due to poor cleaning techniques. I have never scratched a lens in almost 30 years at this and never use filters for protection. I use lenses for photography and am not going to slap a filter on and degrade the image for the sake of the small infinitesimal chance I might possibly get a scratch on my lens. In general use you won't scratch a lens. You won't scratch a lens by having sand blown on it from the wind, I've shot under those conditions many, many times. You won't scratch a lens very easily at all, unless you use a cloth to clean your lens that has sand in it, use too much force while wiping it, fail to first blow off any dust or sand, or break a filter on for protection and have the shards scratch the lens.
Lenses aren't that soft. They hold up very well. Cleaning a lens is how most lenses are scratched--period.