UV filters when using other filters?

1 year 1 month ago #642081 by Chase Audate
When I bought my camera, they sent me a UV filter and told me to use it all the time.  Is this supposed to be used with other filters too?  


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1 year 1 month ago #642084 by Nikon Shooter
The only reason to use a UV is to protect the front element of a lens.
With digital, it is not necessary any more.

When using other filters, remove it as it just increases the number of
air-glass incidences.

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1 year 1 month ago #642088 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Chase

Both shop & NS are being helpful ...
the shop is advising you that a replaceable UV filter 'could' be used on those occasions when the actual glass of the lens might suffer from other things -eg: doing surfing shots in lots of salt spray hitting the camera- and
NS is correct in that every filter / other item you install in front of the actual lens introduces 2 surfaces that can hold dust particles and might influence the actual light / image you are trying to capture

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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1 year 1 month ago #642094 by Chase Audate
Thank you both.  OK.  I'm clear.  

Speaking of filters are there ever cases where you might stack more than 2 or 3 filters?


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1 year 1 month ago #642100 by garyrhook

Chase Audate wrote: Thank you both.  OK.  I'm clear.  

Speaking of filters are there ever cases where you might stack more than 2 or 3 filters?


What filters might those be?


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1 year 1 month ago #642107 by Chester Foster
I don't use UV filters. 


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1 year 1 month ago #642132 by Sanford
UV filters are a waste of money.  When you have a nice lens, why would you put a cheap piece of glass in front of it?


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1 year 1 month ago #642215 by Randy Shaw
The only time I'll use a UV filter is when I'm in an extremely dusty environment.  Other than that, never use one.  


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1 year 1 month ago #642216 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Chase

There are times -not often though- when I stack 2x of my Cokin filters for the same exposure
1- being a ND-8 to slow down exposure & thus show movement, and 1- being a graduated grey or blue to accentuate the sky

Useful for the occasional landscape when I want to record the blur from movement of a wind-mill turning in the wind while still having the beauty of the landscape coming through as well

Before use each filter is carefully blown dust-free to avoid specs & dust-bunnies in the frame

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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1 year 1 month ago #642245 by Vladimir
Not here, don't even own one.  Actually when I first got started I owned one, but never used it.  Which technically means I still have it as I know I didn't toss it.  Oh well, you get the point.   I don't use it.  :)


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1 year 1 month ago #642265 by Moe
+1 same goes with me.  Bought one with my first camera and never used.


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1 year 1 month ago #642445 by Eric A
The only thing I'll screw onto my lens is ND filters, polarized filters and that's it.  Nothing else.  UV filters are a waste of money if you want my opinion.   

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