Are there any uv filters that actually work?

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StephaneB Contributing Member • Posts: 963
Re: Are there any uv filters that actually work?
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The thing is, glass stops UV rays. It follows that UV filters are useless by nature as .. UV filters. What they actually do is slightly change the tint to (try to) compensate for inherent higher colour temperatures in weather conditions when there are lots of UVs. To achieve that, they are slightly pink. Some are way too pink and actually ruin the colours on film.

They are remnants from the film era. They serve no purpose I can think of with a digital camera, where the automatic colour balance will take care of things quite nicely.

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