In discussions the other day, it was suggested to me that ones' pictures come out better without a filter on the lens rather than on. Now I have Hoya UV(C) filters on most of my lenses, but decided to try out the other day with the filter off and......yep the colours are just that little better and the picture a touch sharper.
Wonder whether others are of this view?
I know all about filters protecting the lens itself - and quite rightly so - but the argument was that with the lens hood screwed on, your chances of actually damaging or touching the lens face itself were quite remote. So I'm still keeping the filter on when packing the lens away and/or using without the lens hood, apart from that - no filter = better results IMO.