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Just rub a light coat of sunblock on this filter to get all the UV protection you need.
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Just rub a light coat of sunblock on this filter to get all the UV protection you need.
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Thanks OP! Picked one up for my Fuji 16-55. Repped
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Lots of pros and cons for UV filters. My 2 cents worth, if you are not using your overpriced camera (still or video) in dusty or coastline conditions, you don't need one. Just yesterday I was using a lens with UV filter and was necessary as I was about 60 ft away from helicopter throwing dust and debris in my direction. UV filter can also help you save the front element of your expensive lens from scratches and such when hiking trails etc. If you are mostly taking candids of family and friends or kids' sports events, save your money.
One last thing, when you do use filters, spend a little more and go for the thinner profile filters like B&W to limit any possible vignetting. If you still want UV filters and for best bang for the buck, use step up rings with the largest filter size lens, to cover your smaller lens filter sized lenses.
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When I was first getting into photography, I naively took my 70-200 lens to the beach without giving a second thought. The next day I saw that the front element was covered in sea spray residue. I tried to clean it off, but it is still there to this day, though only visible at a certain angle. This filter could help prevent that, but on the other hand having this filter installed would mean that sunset shots would be impossible to get due to reflections on the filter itself.
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May I suggest that people who still use UV filters are like people who sit on park benches for hours feeding the pigeons? Because use your lens cap.
Your lens cap protects your lens while shooting photos?
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I've been shooting for years professionally and I've shot with both UV filter on and off - I've never really been obsessed about it either way.

Downside of a good quality UV filter is that it has the potential to drop the quality of your photos by an amount so insignificant that you honestly probably wouldn't even be able to find it even pixel-peeping on a big monitor at 100% zoom.

Upside is that you can wipe the filter down with a t-shirt without being worried that you're damaging the front element of your camera or messing with the fragile coating on more expensive lenses.

I've gone without a UV filter for a while now, but I picked this up because it seems to be high quality and it's cheap. I'll probably drop it if it seems to be affecting my photos in any appreciable way, but I'm always happy to get some extra protection on my lenses.

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Or just use your lens hood. Any piece of glass in front of your lens that isn't part of your lens is potentially effing up the detail and contrast. If I use a filter it's because I need a specific effect(polarization).
Hood's bulky and it doesn't protect from the only thing that's ever really scratched up my lenses - tiny, tiny pieces of sand or hard dust that get rubbed into the front element when I'm cleaning it in the field.

This thing is cheap enough for me to justify picking up "just in case". Worst case, if I find it to really affect my photos (I doubt it), I'll use it in emergency scenarios or when I think I might shoot in sandy locations.

A lot of what you hear about UV filters messing up your contrast and detail are about junk filters, and while it's true, to an extent, to even expensive filters, many of the issues you may run into are very situational or only likely to be detected by some heavy duty pixel-peeping.
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In digital photography, the haze effects of UV are diminished, but definitely still there in many settings. Give it a shot!
I've honestly never seen a UV filter reduce the "haze" effect in any photo taken by a digital camera.

Can you share a link or an example of this?
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I've honestly never seen a UV filter reduce the "haze" effect in any photo taken by a digital camera.

Can you share a link or an example of this?
I've heard people suggest that they'd technically reduce haze, but I've never actually seen any proof of it.

I primarily use it for mostly transparent lens protection. Myself and pretty much every person I know who shoots on a daily basis doesn't have time to baby lenses when shooting. Dirty lens? Take care of it with your shirt. I feel better doing that with a UV filter on.
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A bunch of idiots just whining as shit, didn't know what they are talking about. They need to go back to the basic and learn.
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For people who think others who use protection filters are dumb, may I suggest they post their awesome pictures so that others can admire and imagine how even a good quality protection filters will screw those up. Smilie
Personally I needed one to protect my 100-400 IS II from dust while in the Serenetti. Not everyone works ina studio.
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It is protect filter and not UV. Got one
haha, good one.
and soon there'll be "protect" lens hoods too.

A company selling a UV filter and also advertising "protect" benefits... hmmm. Is this the new trend? Let's check Zeiss... oh heck, not even Hoya.

Anyway, IMHO, if you are looking for protection and better IQ, the first and cheapest is to get a lens hood.
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If only their ND filters were this price.

I baby my gear and don't really need the protection filters. The lens hood and cleaning kit does just fine. Even when I was at the beach.
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So dumb. Wiping the UV filter with a shirt, not a lint-free cloth using lens cleaning solution, is the worst factor of all destroying your image quality, apart from the totally unnecessary "UV filtration." Folks: put on your lens cap when you're not using your camera. Take off your lens cap when you take a picture or shoot video. This is not debatable.
If you must clean your lens, use a lint-free tissue (no reuse).
However, most people clean their lenses way too often than necessary.
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