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When To Use A UV Filter?  
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

Just a quick question I was spotting on sunday with FlyTwed and JFKTOWERFAN and we were shooting with the sun behind us, blocked by a building as well. But my question is, when do I want to use my UV filter?


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User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

You can use it in general to protect the lens from dust and co.
I myself used one for sometime, but the additional piece of glass created a few minor problems, so I decided to stop using it.

KS/codeshare



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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

I've been taking pictures with UV hazy filter since 1997. I never took single picture without this filter.

Rafal

[Edited 2006-02-21 19:15:45]

User currently offlineMartin21 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

I always use them as protection of my lenses. They are also usefull if shooting in bright sun or snow (when there is a lot of UV light). Don'tbuy cheap one's, I always use the B+W MRC filters. Expensive but good.

Martin21



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

With a digital camera, there is no need, except as a lens protector.


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
But my question is, when do I want to use my UV filter?

When you have it on a film camera. The frequency of light the UV filter works on used to affect film. It is basically useless on a CCD/DMOS sensor as they are not affected by that freq. Unless you just want to use it to keep dust off your lens.


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