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Old Aug 16, 2006, 3:45 PM   #1
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Is a skylight filter useful for outdoor and landscape pix with digital
cameras, or does the color manipulation in them make it pointless?
Could it cause any unforseen problems? TIA!

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Old Aug 16, 2006, 9:59 PM   #2
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Skylight filters were made for film cameras. Notice the slight pink tint in the glass, that will throw off the color. If you want to use a filter to protect the lense, go with a multi-coated UV filter. The multi-coating reduces glare. A polarizing filter can enhance colors, but sometimes can over enhance and make the color look unatural.
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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PTB Stalker wrote:
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Notice the slight pink tint in the glass, that will throw off the color.
Well, it's supposed to throw off the color, but "in a good way" of course.

Sometimes the skylight filters are cheaper than the "clear" UV filters in
the odd large sizes. Also, I'd like to cut through the haze better than my
current clear UV filter does. I'm not sure if the "skylight" or "haze" filters
would really give much improvement over my current UV filter, or if I should
concentrate on manipulating the camera settings. If the camera software
would conflict with what the filter is trying to do, then it might be pointless.

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