UV Filters

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  1. Matrix-D

    Matrix-D TPF Noob!

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    What do UV filters do? Thanks. I'm still trying to figure out how all this picture taking stuff works...
     
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    Nytmair TPF Noob!

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    they are mainly used to protect your lens from getting dirty/scratched/damaged, but they also reduce glare a bit.

    I don't have any, but i've been researching filters lately :)
     
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    PreludeX TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, basically UV and skylights are to protect your lense, but they have a small use afterwards.. i have a UV on all of my lenses
     
  5. Matrix-D

    Matrix-D TPF Noob!

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    Thx. I hope some other noob finds this stuff useful.
     
  6. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Yep UV's are a great way of protected your lenses. Inexpensive for the duty and cut haze down abit too. I have em on all of my lens too. Some can be areal pain if your trying to track some down for older cameras like TLR's. and folding range finders.
     
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    Matrix-D TPF Noob!

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    I heard that using UV lenses can decrese quality. Is this true?
     
  8. voodoocat

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    If you put a cheap piece of glass in front of your expensive glass, you're going to lose quality. Lens flare is also a problem when you add more glass.

    I recommend using the lens hood for protection or at least take off the UV filter before shooting.
     
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    yah, lens hood is the best solution.
     

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