colintf wrote in post #14226464
so do you think changing from a UV filter to a plain Protector filter will help me? thanks
It will not make any difference in the world whether you use a UV filter or use a 'clear, protective' filter.
If both are good filters (passing 99.5%+ of the light), under most circumstances you will not be able to see their presence. Under very demanding circumstances, filters will always reveal their presence, as even 0.5% is light which bounces around as visible flare (reflections) that can be seen against dark backgrounds.
So a wise person uses good quality filters for situations where salt spray and blowing sand or goopey toodler fingers need to be kept off the front element (less cleaning, less wear on coatings = more pristine lens at resale time), and they take off good quality filters when demanding situations arise.
A pendulum swings thru many intermediate positions in between the two extremes of position. Same for position regarding use of filters.