LV Moose wrote in post #17381929
Maybe your B+W filter wouldn't get scuffed if you used your lens cap
Sure, if I kept my lens cap on all the time then you are right there would never be any chance of damges to the lens front element.
But then again there would never be any images either.
I use the filter as an insurance, kind of like house or car insurance, hopefully it will never be needed, but it pays off when something unexpected happens, there is only so much you can do to avoid potential damages.
Other than leave the lens cap on and put the lens back in the box.
BTW, although not a common occurance, last May I found myself on a last minute photoshoot under a hovering EH-101 Cormorant military search & rescue helicopter, I was lowered from a cable hoist 100 feet to the ground, released myself, and then shoot the SAR Tech being lowered next.
The rotor downwash was imense, the dirt and sand that got kicked up was imense, as I fought off the force of the downwash and tried to shoot the SAR tech and the hovering helo above me between bursts of flying debries, I distinctively remember thinking I am so glad to have the UV filter on the EF17-40 lens I was using.
Unwavering Canon shooter for the last 35 years.