Originally Posted by retinax
A lens hood could help if you decide to use it with the scratches. I'd try to find some sort of plastic tube that fits on the lens, go to your local drugstore/chemist's and look at the lids of deodorants etc., there may be something mode from black plastic that has the right diameter for a press fit.
Good idea, this camera can not have a flare lens hood it blocks the RF. I bought one that had a rubber flared hood. I finally cut the rubber off. As the metal part was probably 10mm wide, I now have a short lens hood.