Skylight 1A filter 62mm?

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  1. dontgoaway

    dontgoaway TPF Noob!

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    I got one of these with my camera and I was just wondering what use it does and how I would use it?

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm not certain exactly what 'skylight' filters do, if anything, for your image. What people often do with them, is to keep them on the lens for protetion. It's a lot better to have a broken filter than a broken lens.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you put them on a white sheet of paper and shine a light on them you will see they have the slightest pink hue. That said I use one purely as a lens protector.
     
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    dontgoaway TPF Noob!

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    So what is the difference between a picture using a normal lens and a picture using the filter?
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    An image with the filter would be very slightly warmer.
     
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    Yet so slightly that it is not plainly obvious, this lots of people use it for protection only. If it does worry you that everything gets the slightest magenta tinge then you could use a UV filter for protection.
     
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    The skylight traces back to the early days of color slide film. It was designed to provide a very small amount of warming to the image. It did this by slightly attenuating blues.
     

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