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Jun 13, 2011 04:53 |  #1

Is there a difference between a UV filter or a haze filter? I'm finding that I'm using more contrast on in my editing to cut down on haze. I have Hoya UV filters, but keep hearing about haze filters and just wondering if they're the same thing.


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Jun 13, 2011 05:36 |  #2

I'm using B+W UV Haze.


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Jun 13, 2011 06:11 |  #3

That did not answer his question at all? ^

I believe there is no difference, and for digital you need neither. If you plan to use a filter for protection, get a clear protection filter. Hoya, B+W, etc... All make them, cheaper then UV's generally.


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Jun 13, 2011 08:39 |  #4

No difference that I know of between them, I use UV filters from B+W for added protection in bad weather.




  
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Jun 13, 2011 09:21 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #5

When we shot film, UV was a problem because the film was quite sensitive to UV radiation. UV, haze and skylight filters all had their place in film photography for reducing the impact of UV radiation - especially in hazy conditions.

However, our digital sensors are not particularly sensitive to UV and the UV, skylight or haze filters really provide no added benefit except for lens protection; which is another subject that has been addressed in multiple threads.

The best haze cutting filter is the CPL which can often reduce the impact of haze by reducing/eiminating the reflections off the droplets of moisture in the air. However, this reduction/elimination of haze reflections can happen only when the sun is at a certain angle to the camera.

The CPL will also cost you a couple of stops of exposure which may or may not impact your shooting.


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Jun 13, 2011 10:22 |  #6

RPCrowe wrote in post #12584818 (external link)
When we shot film, UV was a problem because the film was quite sensitive to UV radiation. UV, haze and skylight filters all had their place in film photography for reducing the impact of UV radiation - especially in hazy conditions.

However, our digital sensors are not particularly sensitive to UV and the UV, skylight or haze filters really provide no added benefit except for lens protection; which is another subject that has been addressed in multiple threads.

The best haze cutting filter is the CPL which can often reduce the impact of haze by reducing/eiminating the reflections off the droplets of moisture in the air. However, this reduction/elimination of haze reflections can happen only when the sun is at a certain angle to the camera.

The CPL will also cost you a couple of stops of exposure which may or may not impact your shooting.

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What he said. There is absolutely no need for a UV or haze filter with digital. Most, if not all, will degrade the image. Some are better than others and there is a wealth of information on this subject on the web. The sensor is more reflective than film as well and the filter is a flat surface, there is an added chance for reflections as a result as compared to using a filter on a film camera.




  
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