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MICHAEL: Do you use UV filters for protection?
« on: February 14, 2005, 03:23:44 pm »

I us rthem when it's raining, snowing, or blowing sand or dust. Otherwise the only filter that I use is a polarizer, and occasionally split neutral density.

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MICHAEL: Do you use UV filters for protection?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2005, 03:58:03 pm »

Absolutely, especially cheap ones. With good quality filters the difference may not be noticeable, but with cheap ones the difference is obvious, especially if you're using a good quality lens.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005, 02:44:32 pm »

Michael,

I was just curious if you routinely use UV filters on all your lenses at all times to protect the lens?  Or do you leave the front exposed?

I recently read that using a UV filter on a Digital Camera can cause more problems with flare htan with film cameras.

Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005, 03:31:41 pm »

Michael,

Is there any truth to the theory that UV filters can degrade the image quality?
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2005, 10:36:11 pm »

The most recent SMP treds on this subject...

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/sm-feb-05.shtml
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