Cheap filters can come in very handy... as coasters to protect your coffee table from that icy cold beer.. or when you run out of clays skeet shooting... or when the kids lose their hockey puck.
"Air" filters are what I use most of the time. They're the most affordable by far. (From the same company that makes "air" guitars.)
When I do need a filter, and yes I do have a stack of them in my camera bag - UV and polarizing - it's a Hoya Pro SHMC, or B+W MRC or Heliopan SH-PMC.
TheMissouriShooter wrote in post #9172809
I purchased cheap filters to start figuring cheap was better than nothing
Yeah, actually you just got it backwards... Nothing is better than cheap, actually. Easy mistake to make, since there's often some salesperson telling you that you need one for the new lens you just bought.