Filters..how frequently do you guys use them?

Started Jul 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom Axford
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I use UV filters more-or-less all the time.
In reply to SkywalkerR2D2, Jul 15, 2013

I belong to the minority who always use filters for protection. I have UV filters almost permanently fitted to all my lenses as a protection. I find it easier to clean the filter than the front element of the lens (although it is better to keep it clean in the first place).

There are very few situations in which the presence of the filter causes a degradation in image quality, and in those cases I might remove the filter.

In this thread , some examples showed that UV filters can significantly reduce the amount of purple fringing due to longitudinal chromatic aberration. Almost all of the fringing was removed by a stronger than usual UV filter (unfortunately not readily available commercially).

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