UV filter has and optical benefits ?

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  1. norris_watkins

    norris_watkins TPF Noob!

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    1. I know VU filters protect the lens/makes it easy to clean etc.
    But was wondering if it has any benefits with respect to the optical quality of the lens ( like circular polerizer ? )
    2. What is a UV haze filter ( Is that same as UV filter ? )

    Thank you
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  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This has been discussed quite a bit on the forum. I'd suggest to try the search function located in the upper right of the page to get many different views.

    For an immediate light read on the subject click here.

    This question confuses me. Are you asking of the optical quality of a lens or of a filter?

    Regardless, it's all about optical quality; lens and filter.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It has an optical purpose which is to block UV light. This is quite serious if you are on a white sandy beach or in the snow, where various sensors and definitely film can suffer from strange visible problems normally relating to a blue colour cast.
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I dont use a UV filter, I have Nikons clear glass filters. They protect my lenses and, doesnt have any effect on what you are shooting.
     

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