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Old Sep 29, 2003, 7:39 AM   #1
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Default Skylight Filter

What does a "skylight" filter do and how is it different from a UV filter?

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Old Sep 29, 2003, 8:15 AM   #2
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UV-Absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often makes outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct. A muliti-purpose fine-weather filter for color as well as black and white films. Also serves as a permanent lens protector.

skylight 1B- Reduces the excessive bluishness that frequently occurs in outdoor color photography, especially in open shade under a clear, blue sky. The absorption peak is in the range which corresponds to the film's green spectrum. This means outstanding outdoor shots with superb color balance and clarity under all conditions. Also keeps skin tones free of colored reflections from nearby objects such as the shade of trees.

this is taken from the THK Hoya site
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