Cadet57
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When To Use A UV Filter?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:44 am

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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RE: When To Use A UV Filter?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:05 am

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.

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RE: When To Use A UV Filter?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:15 am

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

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RE: When To Use A UV Filter?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:20 am

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.

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RE: When To Use A UV Filter?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:28 am

With a digital camera, there is no need, except as a lens protector.
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RE: When To Use A UV Filter?

Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:30 am

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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