Originally Posted by thegary
swoly, uv filters are commonly used as lens protectors.
Yeah, I retracted myself from saying "lens cap" earlier, but as far as "protector", there are so many ways you could protect your lens (hoods, put it back in the bag, caps, filters, etc. Admittedly, I know I don't always put the lens cap back on if I'm done with the camera... I am guilty of that.
I have a Quantaray set with a UV, PL, and ND and mostly will use the UV one for "protection", and the PL when I know I need to reduce glare. It varies.
Yes, I know about the filters.