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Old 06-24-2017   #1
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Default [video] UV Filters: Necessary or Nuisance?

New video discussing UV filters, and whether they are useful or detrimental to your photos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8hAKgwWj9A

I hope you find it helpful.

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I have a UV filter of very good optical and mechanical quality that I use when I expect to need extra protection of my lens' front element from sand, salt spray, fingerprints, or noseprints from curious pets. Despite the fact that I seldom use such a filter and the YouTube narrator routinely uses such filters, I had little to disagree with except the cause of image degradation from such a filter. The video mentions increased chromatic aberration, but that is actually minimal. The actual cause for such degradation, aside from a dirty or degraded filter, is the reflections from the extra glass surfaces that such a filter puts into the light path. Despite the low frequency of use of such a filter, I do not find my lenses to require much more than a light brush every once in a while to keep them clean.
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He pretty much mirrored my opinions on the subject.

My old truck has a chip in the windshield from a guy who was mowing the lawn 50 yds. down the road from where I parked. I've had dogs stick their nose into my lens faster than I could react, and small children are always unpredictable. If required, a filter can be removed and washed in the sink, something I would never do to a lens.

I keep a $90 filter on my $900 lens, unless I have reason to remove it, and I don't spend the money to protect my $160 lens.
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Yeah, it is a pretty good video with some good advice, without tell the viewer what exactly to do... The 10% guide is a good guide, but wonder if that is practical all the time.
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