Do you use a UV filter?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Moglex, Jul 12, 2009.

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Do you use a UF filter

Poll closed Jul 19, 2009.
  1. Yes, all the time for lens protection

    52.3%
  2. Yes, but only to counteract UV haze

    9.1%
  3. No, I never use a UV filter

    25.0%
  4. Yes, but only in particularly hazardous conditions

    13.6%
  1. Moglex

    Moglex TPF Noob!

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    There have been some pretty dogmatic statements on the "You should Never use Any filters, except" thread.

    I wondered what the consensus was amongst members here.
     
  2. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

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    You don't have the option i would choose in your poll.

    Yes, but only when in extremely dusty/wet environments.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    UV filtering only effective on Film camera's.

    The sensor/sensor-filter in most DSLR's are not sensitive to wavelengths below 400nm ... so a UV filter's only purpose on Digital Camera's is for protection only.
     
  4. Moglex

    Moglex TPF Noob!

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    Perhaps a kindly mod would add an option: "Yes, but only in particularly hazardous conditions".
     
  5. Moglex

    Moglex TPF Noob!

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    This poll is not limited to digital camera users. :lol:
     
  6. TamiyaGuy

    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm afraid I never use a UV filter :guilty:. Do I get a smack now?

    Nah, I really just don't think it's worth it. I suppose that if I was shooting in rain/sand/snow a lot, then yes, I would invest in a high-quality one, or possibly just a protection filter. I use my CPL for counteracting haze.
     
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    Yes - All time time, on any lens I use. Sometimes I use a polarizing filter to bring out colour etc.. where appropriate.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ...Don't even own one.
     
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    rubbertree TPF Noob!

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    Yet we get information to the contrary to this all the time. Wish I knew what to believe.
     
  10. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Don't the coatings on modern lenses eliminate the need for UV filters too?
    ...So even with film, you wouldn't really need one.
     
  11. Moglex

    Moglex TPF Noob!

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    Do you have a source for that?

    I hadn't heard.

    Not that that means anything.
     
  12. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Is that good for you? :mrgreen:
     

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