UV filter vs Polarizer filter

Started May 20, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Jim Boutilier
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Re: UV filter vs Polarizer filter
In reply to keqwow, May 21, 2008

While digital cameras are less sensitive to UV than film they are not immune to the effects so where you are taking pictures of distant landscapes, particularly at high altitudes, a UV filter han help eliminate the "haze" or fog caused by the UV light. Largely these filters are used for lens protection as much a anything else (easier to clean a filter or cheaper to ruin a filter by scratching or dropping than the lens itself).

A Polarizer usually reduces light by about 2 stops and helps eliminate glare off shiny surfaces like water.

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