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How many of u use a UV filter?

 
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Jul 01, 2012 17:54 |  #1

Was considering on ditching all my UV filters from my lens kit. Do they cause enough loss in quality to remove them. I know most people suggest having them as a first protector in the event your lens hits something. After watching a youtube on caring for your gear, one photog said he doesnt use UV filters, but makes sure his lens hoods are all on. This he mentioned offers better protection and doesnt degrade IQ.

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Jul 01, 2012 17:59 |  #2

Lens hood, no UV filter, unless in dusty/spray conditions. Opinions may vary.


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Jul 01, 2012 18:01 |  #3

LV Moose wrote in post #14657644 (external link)
Lens hood, no UV filter, unless in dusty/spray conditions. Opinions may vary.

Moose is lying... everyone uses a filter :lol: hahaaha :mrgreen:


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Jul 01, 2012 18:01 |  #4

I have lens hoods for all my lenses, more protection than filters and they don't degrade IQ. IMO filters are a waste of money unless you're shooting in harsh conditions and want to complete the weather seal on an L lens.


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Jul 01, 2012 18:03 |  #5

This topic has been done to death

read this thread, which is a sticky
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=807555


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Jul 01, 2012 18:06 |  #6

I definitely do not use them.

But I am at the same time careful when the lens is otherwise exposed, if for some reason I'm working without a lens hood. Most of the time, I'm using a lens hood, but I don't have one for every single lens.

In particular though, for outdoor work, I don't like what the UV filter does for sky tonality, and using one makes vignetting more likely in wider views, when stacking a ND or polarizing filter.


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Jul 01, 2012 18:07 |  #7

sol95 wrote in post #14657662 (external link)
This topic has been done to death

read this thread, which is a sticky
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=807555

Thanks sol95 for this informative link, I had not seen that before!


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Jul 01, 2012 18:07 |  #8

Yes, I agree, I found the vignetting when stacking.




  
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Jul 01, 2012 18:18 |  #9

Never a UV filter but I (almost) always use a hood.


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Jul 01, 2012 18:26 |  #10

sol95 wrote in post #14657662 (external link)
This topic has been done to death

read this thread, which is a sticky
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=807555

Thank you!! This question has to be the single most asked one on this board... :rolleyes:


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Jul 01, 2012 18:32 |  #11

I use a uv filter because it came in a kit, but I took out the glass element and then add whatever creative nonsense I please (plastic wrap, duct tape with holes, screen material, colored glass/plastic)


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Jul 01, 2012 18:49 |  #12

I personally use them, but only higher quality well known brands. The hood is always on my lens, but I guess the UV filter is just a safety blanket for me.




  
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Jul 01, 2012 18:49 |  #13

LV Moose wrote in post #14657644 (external link)
Lens hood, no UV filter, unless in dusty/spray conditions. Opinions may vary.

Same here... I used to use them on all lenses all the time, till POTN made me see the light (no pun intended) Even though I had good UV filters, my shots are much better now that I took the filters off, use hoods, and shoot RAW. I do put them on as an added measure of protection when needed as said above, but not often.


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Jul 01, 2012 18:54 |  #14

I never EVER (except grad ND's) use a filter. Why pay so much money for gear to stick more glass in front of it? Most front elements are tough enough to take a bump which will do minimal or no damage. If your a clutz and going to wreak expensive gear, stay with kit lenses. My hoods (if I use them which I hardly ever do except the 400L) will do what ever needs to be done.


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Jul 01, 2012 18:58 as a reply to  @ Firemike's post |  #15

I'll use UV or Skylight filters on all my Canon lenses........when they're mounted on my Canon film cameras (dependent on the film used and lighting) and on the DSLR's only if there is an environment where there is water spray or a lot of dust. Otherwise on the DSLR's it's just the hood for protection.


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