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Old Sep 25, 2010, 7:22 PM   #1
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UV Filter has flare effect on pictures at night. I saw it myself tonight. I also used hood but there were flares near the lights in pictures.

I decide not to use UV filter in nightshots. I think this is a wise choice. Some says there is flare because your UV filter isn't good one.

Mainly i use UV Filter for protection along wit lens hood. My question is that can UV Filter cause some issues in daylight photos like flares etc..? in what situations i shouldn't use it, one is night shots, others you know?
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 7:33 PM   #2
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... My question is that can UV Filter cause some issues in daylight photos like flares etc..?
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... in what situations i shouldn't use it, one is night shots, others you know?
Anytime image quality is important. Cheap filters can cause lots of minor problems and a few major ones. Expensive filters cause fewer problems less severely and less often, but they can cause problems.
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So the UV filters are totaly useless and just marketing products. I think a lens hood would do protection job and a simple lens cap with capkeeper. ty tcav.
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So the UV filters are totaly useless and just marketing products. I think a lens hood would do protection job and a simple lens cap with capkeeper. ty tcav.
They're not totally useless, but using them does have consequences. You may never encounter them again, but you might.
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Solid state sensors are not very sensitive to UV, so a UV filter is very nearly useless, except when there is an awful lot of very bright sunlight reflecting from snow or water. In most cases like that, though, a polarizing filter is a better choice.

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Can i make corrections with LightRoom instead of acquiring new polarizing filter? I mean those effects which can be prevented by polarizing filter also can be corrected with lightroom?
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A UV filter is 99% useless for dslr. The only thing they are good for if you are shooting in harsh environments. But if I were to use one, I would use a haze filter over a UV filter, they have more usefulness.
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the only time i use a filter on any of my lenses is on bright days and its a hoya Circular polarizer, other than that i let the lens work like it supposed to without anything degrading what i payed for.
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Can i make corrections with LightRoom instead of acquiring new polarizing filter? I mean those effects which can be prevented by polarizing filter also can be corrected with lightroom?

A polarizing filter is the only filter whose effects cannot be easily duplicated in post work.
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A polarizing filter is the only filter whose effects cannot be easily duplicated in post work.
This explains why it is expensive
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