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    hi,
    May i ask if i put UV filter on top of a CPL filter will is affect anything on the result of photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    hi,
    May i ask if i put UV filter on top of a CPL filter will is affect anything on the result of photo?
    Why would you want to do that for?
    Take the shot!

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    NOt very sure but it seems like the CPL fliter on top got screw thread and is able to put another filter on top..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    NOt very sure but it seems like the CPL fliter on top got screw thread and is able to put another filter on top..
    Why don't you try it out & see the results?
    Take the shot!

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    You can protect the CPL this way but you will suffer from image degradation in certain situations.

    I believe in using a lens as per design unless I want a certain effect. My lenses are bare unless I need CPL/GND/ND
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    Quote Originally Posted by eosandy View Post
    You can protect the CPL this way but you will suffer from image degradation in certain situations.
    The photo will suffer, not you, haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    The photo will suffer, not you, haha
    You will suffer when you realise you wasted time taking poor shots!
    How does digital info suffer?
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    When I started photography, I also tried this before.
    The results I get from stacking 2 filters is that I have "vignetting" effect in my photos for those wide-angle shots.

    Try not to do that.

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    photography is all about experimenting, so experiment experiment and experiment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    NOt very sure but it seems like the CPL fliter on top got screw thread and is able to put another filter on top..
    tell me if filters don't have thread at the front, how do you put on lens cap with the lens mounted with filter?

    yes, some filters do come with front thread, it specially make it very thin, but some will come with special lens cap for using this filter.
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    lens filter does what the name imply, FILTER the light away.
    the more filters you use, less light enter the lens, quality might suffer.

    the use of UV filter which usually is to "protect" the front element, since you already use another filter, serve no purpose of using UV filter.

    most lenses are design in such a way only allow to use one filter, stacking filters will cause vignetting, some wideangle lenses don't even room for normal thickness filter, have to use ultra slim filter, so stacking filter is no no (for most cases).
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    Quote Originally Posted by irritainment View Post
    photography is all about experimenting, so experiment experiment and experiment!
    LOL agree.. never try never know (:
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    Quote Originally Posted by eosandy View Post
    You will suffer when you realise you wasted time taking poor shots!
    How does digital info suffer?
    Ya, you suffer thru wasted time & digital info suffer from badly taken photos
    Take the shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    hi,
    May i ask if i put UV filter on top of a CPL filter will is affect anything on the result of photo?
    additional glass stacked in front of the lens especially the cheaper filters can adversely add flare / reduce contrast etc to the final image. we have seen users with bad flares even with a uv filter alone under various circumstances.

    hence add filters when necessary, in this case no need to stack uv filter with cpl filter. the cpl filter is protecting ur front element already, and u dun need to protect the cpl filter.

    ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by irritainment View Post
    photography is all about experimenting, so experiment experiment and experiment!
    ok

    please experiment the results of stacking 60 uv filters on your camera lens

    we all would love to see a picture of that being done too. thx

    on the bright side, you might discover another way to make a 10 stop nd filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulla View Post
    hi,
    May i ask if i put UV filter on top of a CPL filter will is affect anything on the result of photo?
    yes

    more filters =/= more luck, unlike birds in the visa advertisement.

    ONLY use a filter when you need it. more filters means, more image degradation, more chance to have dirty filter that degrades image further, more chance of flaring.. the list goes on.

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