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    Default Which filters UV/Skylight/81C to use

    Which above filter use as a standard filter for lens
    under Singapore climate ?

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    Default Re: Which filters UV/Skylight/81C to use

    Actually, you do not need a filter in Singapore for taking photos. To protect my lenses, I usually use a Tokina UV filter, cause it's relatively cheap.

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    Default Re: Which filters UV/Skylight/81C to use

    Hi,

    Thanks for the info, we usually use UV or Skylight filter to reduces the excessive bluishness / absorbs the UV rays and protect the lens.
    Some photographers also use light balancing filter (81C)
    under Singapore climate. What is your opinion ?

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    Default Re: Which filters UV/Skylight/81C to use

    Who's we?

    UV rays absorption are mostly more prominent in high altitude. Singapore is low altitude, and high humidity, and surrounded by the sea, so a UV filter here only serves to protect the lens, without much effect on the photos. Of course, people who don't use filters may feel otherwise, cause you are putting a layer of glass infront of the lens. I personally don't see image degradation due to use of filters.

    I have a skylight filter on my 70-300mm lens, but it's mainly use as protection for the lens.

    I don't use light balancing filter, although I do have Cir-pol filters for my lenses. I believe that most of my photos can be adjusted through image editing software. In the past, when i use film, I do use other filters to enhance my landscape/sunrise/sunset shots. However, I am only a traveller with limited experience, so cannot comment much.

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    Default Re: Which filters UV/Skylight/81C to use

    I use UV filter to protect my lens ...

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    a UV filter for lense protection only

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