I have an Olympus E-500 with (a 14-45mm and a 40-150mm) kit lenses. I recently just got introduced into filters more specifically UV filters as a bit of extra insurance for the lens. I was chatting with a pro photographer at a local off road triathlon we were both shooting. Needless to say he started to lecture me about respecting the lens in a dusty environment; he suggested using a UV filter. This got me thinking about needed accessories for the camera. I like to shoot triathlon (both on and off road), mountain biking, road biking, nature (landscapes and wildlife). What would be the best items to complement this type of photography? I am currently looking into tripods, maybe a monopod.
My “smaller” lens backs out to 14mm would getting a wide angle type lens offer any advantages?