UV filter vs Polarizer filter

Started May 20, 2008 | Discussions thread
Jim Boutilier Senior Member • Posts: 1,085
Re: UV filter vs Polarizer filter
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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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