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Old April 6th, 2015, 02:12 PM
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Are UV Filters on DSLR Cameras Pointless?

With today's lenses having built-in UV protection and high quality coatings, are UV filters even needed anymore?

What are your thoughts?
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Re: Are UV Filters on DSLR Cameras Pointless?

i keep one on my 24-105 as insurance against damage, but i don't bother with one on my long telephoto because the lens hood offers enough protection.
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Re: Are UV Filters on DSLR Cameras Pointless?

I've only had problems using UV filters...keeping them clean, vignetting and even had one get stuck on a lens.
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Re: Are UV Filters on DSLR Cameras Pointless?

I just use it to protect the lens. It's cheaper to by a uv filter that buy another lens.
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Re: Are UV Filters on DSLR Cameras Pointless?

I seem to photograph where any exposed glass gets dirty, ie salt spray, water, mud, POLLEN, little kid's fingers, etc. It is far, far cheaper/safer to clean a filter at the risk of doing it harm (grit), replace it rather than the lens. That said, if others insist on not using one....more power to 'em. While digital cameras are nearly as sensitive to UV (filtered over sensor?) as film, there are differences as to exactly where in the spectrum the light attenuation takes place and to what degree. Shooting in UV sensitive environs (mountains), I use either a UV or, more probably, a CPL if outdoors....unless I'm shooting fast moving wildlife and can't afford the light loss of a CPL.

The argument to use or not use a UV/Haze, aka protective, filter is older than Fords vs Chevies. I'm more comfortable using filters for several purposes including protection with the single caveat that they be a QUALITY filter, ie multicoated.
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Re: Are UV Filters on DSLR Cameras Pointless?

Like others I only use them to protect my lenses.
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