Using a haze or 1A filter all the time

Started Aug 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Jeff Loughlin
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Re: Using a haze or 1A filter all the time
In reply to mrlnavy, Sep 14, 2012

This is one of those things that gets discussed and analyzed to death in the forums. The reality is that it probably doesn't matter all that much. In most cases (MOST, that is; of course there are exceptions where flare might become an issue, but in MOST cases), you wouldn't be able to tell the difference in a side-by-side comparison, with or without a UV filter.

That said, most (again, MOST) of the time, minor scratches or dirt on the front element of a lens will be invisible in your photographs anyway. If it makes you feel better to have that filter on there for protection, then by all means put it on there. Or leave it off. If your lens gets a scratch or two, you probably won't notice it in your photos anyway.

Jeff Loughlin

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