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Old Apr 21, 2007, 1:17 PM   #1
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Is it a good idea to use this filter UV Haze. What are feelings about using filters.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 1:55 PM   #2
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A UV filter on a digital camera only serves to protect the front element of the lens. It has no effect on atmospheric haze (read smog). Avoid the Skylight filter as that has a visible pinkish tint that will throw off the white balance.

Half the world thinks it's a good idea to use a UV filter for protection and the other half says it degrades the image quality and not to use one. If you do use one get the multicoated type to reduce potential reflections.

Hoya and B+W are among the best brands on the market.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 3:12 PM   #3
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Bob what does B+W mean.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 3:34 PM   #4
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The manufacturer.

Biermann and Weber, B+W filter manufacturing company.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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This question has been asked MANY many times. Just search through the forum and read some of the replies.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 6:49 PM   #6
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Preferance I guest, what ever makes me happy....
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Stay away from expensive multicoatedUV filters. They are a waste of money. UV filterswith one coating on each side are scientifically not as effective but you are splitting hairs. You will never see the difference and never see a manufacturer showing visual test comparisons. The only change you see is less money in your wallet. Remember on digital camera UV do nothing so which filter does nothing better?
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