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Old Jul 16, 2003, 6:03 PM   #1
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Default Minolta Dimage 7hi UV lens filter

On my Minolta Dimage 7hi lens - I am using a UV filter to protect the lens glass. Some articles I have read say that most new lens already have UV protection built in. Should I be using another type of filter instead of the UV filter :?:
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 6:20 PM   #2
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Nope. Although most cameras do already have UV protection, it doesn't hurt the picture having a secondary UV filter on the camera if only to protect the lens from dust, scratches, and fingerprints.

Some people instead of a UV filter prefer using a Skylight filter which has a slight pink cast to it...check out this example of how it improves skintones (while at the same time still providing UV and lens protection):
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 8:57 PM   #3
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Almost any piece of glass will act as UV filter to some varying degree. Unless the camera is set to white balance manually the auto white balance in most cameras will compensate for the color tint in skylight or even KR1.5 or KR3 filters (although the contrast might change)

The critical thing about filters on the D7's series is they got to be slim, ie 4-5mm no more or vignetting will occur @ 28mm!
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