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    Question UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    Hi Guys,

    Another newbie here..
    Just wanna ask if there's any difference between UV & IR filter?

    thank you!

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    Default Re: UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    do you mean the usual uv filter, or the filters used for uv photography?

    there is huge difference in both cases.

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    Default Re: UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    uh..ohh..
    i think only the usual filter only..
    the filters that makes your image more red, or green.. sometimes blue..
    thanks.

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    Default Re: UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    http://www.camerafilters.com/

    Found this site long ago, and still find it useful.

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    Default Re: UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by supervixen View Post
    uh..ohh..
    i think only the usual filter only..
    the filters that makes your image more red, or green.. sometimes blue..
    thanks.
    a uv filter is meant to be neutral and affects your picture as little as possible.

    a filter used for uv photography, i have never seen before. i hear it is rare, and very hard to use. it is meant for pictures like this in link below:

    UV GALLERY

    what you see mostly here in the ir/uv section is IR photography. it involves placing a filter over the lens or modifying your camera to achieve another sort of result. in short, techinical explanation aside, foliage glows, people turn ghostly, water turns black, among other things.

    i have no idea what filters make your image more red, green or blue, i htink you are referring to the ir photos where color mixing is done according to one's tastes.

    actually, to be honest, i am not even sure you know what you are talking about! what are you asking the question for?

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    Default Re: UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by supervixen View Post
    Another newbie here..
    Just wanna ask if there's any difference between UV & IR filter?
    The light spectrum that is being blocked? UV = Ultraviolet; IR = Infrared. Both ranges of light adjoin the visible spectrum of light which is finally relevant for normal photography.

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    Default Re: UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by sgstvoy View Post
    http://www.camerafilters.com/

    Found this site long ago, and still find it useful.
    this really helps. thanks!

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    Default Re: UV & IR filters: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    a uv filter is meant to be neutral and affects your picture as little as possible.

    a filter used for uv photography, i have never seen before. i hear it is rare, and very hard to use. it is meant for pictures like this in link below:

    UV GALLERY

    what you see mostly here in the ir/uv section is IR photography. it involves placing a filter over the lens or modifying your camera to achieve another sort of result. in short, techinical explanation aside, foliage glows, people turn ghostly, water turns black, among other things.

    i have no idea what filters make your image more red, green or blue, i htink you are referring to the ir photos where color mixing is done according to one's tastes.

    actually, to be honest, i am not even sure you know what you are talking about! what are you asking the question for?
    yeah, maybe i don't know that's why i'm asking your expertise!
    anyway, i think i know what i want now.. an IR filter..
    thanks!

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