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    Question uv filter

    hi,i bought my d60 n they give me a free uv filter...
    i was wondering,what's the purpose of the filter??
    i took 2 pictures(with filter n w/o) n it looks the same,no difference..
    does it have any effect on the images??

    help....many many thx!!
    NIKON D60|18-55mm|18-200mm|Raynox DCR 250|Di622
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    Default Re: uv filter

    Google is your friend. Just try to search "UV filter" and you'll have tons of results, both from here on CS and thousands of sites abroad. Please remember that the ClubSnap terms of use state:

    2. New Posters (newbies) - Use the Search Engine to find out if whatever information you are seeking has been posted before posting a question.
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    Default Re: uv filter

    Please use google. Please.

    http://www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/photos/filters_uv_pol/

    Most people only use them to protect the lens front element at varible impact on image quality, depending on filter quality.
    D90 | 16-85mmVR | 70-300mmVR | AF-S 50mm 1.4

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    Default Re: uv filter

    1. Cuts UV light. May be useful at higher altitudes.
    2. Protects the front element of your lens.
    3. May degrade your image quality when viewed at a large enough level.

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    Default Re: uv filter

    alright..thx guys...

    n so does this means its recommended for me attach the filter at all times??
    NIKON D60|18-55mm|18-200mm|Raynox DCR 250|Di622
    Fail to plan is planning to fail.

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    Default Re: uv filter

    There are 2 schools of thought.

    1 says keep it there to protect your lens.
    The other says remove it permanently for maximum image quality.

    Go figure.

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    Default Re: uv filter

    Quote Originally Posted by irritainment View Post
    alright..thx guys...

    n so does this means its recommended for me attach the filter at all times??
    yessssssssssssssss,

    but when you have a direct light source, or shoot at night, best to remove it to avoid "ghosting" (google your best friend) or "flare" (google your best friend, add photography).

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    Default Re: uv filter

    Quote Originally Posted by irritainment View Post
    n so does this means its recommended for me attach the filter at all times??
    No, do you wear a condom all times? There is no such thing that "can be used all the time without thinking". Every tools has a purpose given certain conditions, never just blindly use cause someone somewhere has mumbled something about "yeah, good to have"... See night86mare's posting and read up, then make your own conscious decision.
    Also keep in mind that hardly any UV passes the lens. The lens coating blocks already and there is a filter in front of the sensor. Your sensor won't get a sunburn without filter.

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    Default Re: uv filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    No, do you wear a condom all times?
    LOL i like this analogy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    No, do you wear a condom all times? ....

    i wouldn't be too quick with an assumption. with fads and fashions pouring out of the great land of the rising sun nowadays, you may yet see a self-cleaning durable permanent condom..... ahem... cough.. cough...

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