Got my 1st DSLR -- The new Canon 500D and ordered lens hood and filter online (cheaper). Unfortunately, i brought the camera to bangkok and adelaide during my travels and scratched the lens!!!!
Lenspen, cloth, cleaning fluid doesn't seem to help.
So far I do not see it affecting my picture quality. Is it true that if the scratch is more towards the side it does not affect the light coming in through the center of the lens?
How can I best fix it? Some guys ask me to go to Canon @ Vivocity there to ask but is it fixable and will it cost me a bomb to fix?