UV Haze Filter

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  1. maXpower

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    Well I'm going to be shooting sports outdoors. My question, is the UV filter usefull or not. I read somewhere that a filter should never be used due to more glare from the extra glass on the end of the lense. Any input?:)
     
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    I have one on every lens that I have. I is s good lens protector and it doesnt effect the image.
     
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    For outdoor sports at lower altitudes, yeah, take it off. It will be a potential problem.
     
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    Just be sure not to lick the lens a lot without the UV filter on.














    ... what? :)
     
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    I use UV filter to protect lens. I am willing to sacrifice a bit of IQ for this protection - I've never seen a difference but then I do not sell my photo so am not too picky. Also I always use B&W's top of the line which probably help reduce flares and whatever else.

    When you say "outdoor sports" - you are not thinking paintball are you? Regardless of IQ, I will always use filter for that.
     
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    Depends on the sports. I've had sand kicked into the lens before covering volleyball, got covered in mud at a football game once (none on the camera). Frankly even if the filter did cause a problem I'd still use it.

    By the way, there's various grades of filters. Get a nice multicoated one and leave it on the lens. The cheap ones are the ones that give grown men nightmares. I can recommend Hoya SHMC for nice price / performance. Do NOT get a cheaper Hoya filter.
     
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    Why you don't link to your tutorial?

    Don't be shy man. :D
     
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    Yup! Good tutorial! It's worthy of repeated linkings! ;)
     

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