b&w Clear vs. UV Filters

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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b&w Clear vs. UV Filters
Oct 17, 2013

I'm aware of the argument that UV filters are not needed on modern digital cameras as the sensors have UV coating already.  Mansurov says that the UV filter adds nothing, therefore to a UV coated sensors.  In effect, the UV sensor acts as a clear filter on modern UV coated digital sensors.

I have read that UV filters add a color cast to pictures and that I should use only clear filters if I want no color shift.  I've also read that B&W UV filter, being the high quality that they are, add no color shift to the picture.

B&W UV filters are cheaper than the clear equivalent B&W filters.  If they truly add no color shift to photos, it should make more sense to purchase the cheaper UV version over the Clear version of the B&W filters (either "nano" version or F-Pro regular version).

Can anyone enlighten me on this controversy from direct experience with both UV & Filter filters from B&W?

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