UV filter

10 years 3 weeks ago #22788 by Areese482
What is the point to the UV filter?


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10 years 3 weeks ago #22790 by Addum899
Isn't it to just protect the lens?


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10 years 3 weeks ago #22965 by Stealthy Ninja
With film it would help with discoloring due to UV light.

These days it's just to protect the lens from sand/dust/rocks/fingers/dog tongues/water droplets.

Some people say they're optional. Some people always use them. I'm half half on the situation. I'll use them, but often I forget to put them on and some of my lenses don't have one on them (50 1.4 for example).

There's an argument that it will cause slight loss of IQ (image quality) and possibly flaring. However (apparently) if you buy a good quality one with fancy coatings on it, this problem is minimal at best.

So feel free to use one if you want. You can always take it off. ;)

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10 years 3 weeks ago #23357 by Areese482
Thanks Ninja.


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10 years 3 weeks ago #23358 by Addum899
I have half right. :toocrazy:


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