UV filter vs Polarizer filter

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

Adding to Jim's comments -- it's not advisable to stack a pol filter on top of a UV or clear filter being used for lens protection. First, if you have a wide angle lens, vignetting (clipping the corners of the image) is possible. Second, each filter adds two air-to-glass surfaces to the light path. Each surface is a breeding ground for image-degrading flare, and flare is very difficult (if not impossible) to correct with Photoshop.

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