Putting Polarizing Filter on top of UV Filter?


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HeXy2i

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I am still relatively new to photography. Is it advisable to put a polarizing filter on top of a UV filter?
Will there be any undesirable effects?
Thanks!
 

cantaresg

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Doing this may cause vignetting. Furthermore, introduction of more optical elements degrade the image quality. It is always better to use only one filter at most.
 

bedrock

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As the polarizing filter is made up of 2 pieces of glasses, you may want to remove the UV filter . I found that it usually cause vignetting at wide angle when i stack the the CPL on top of the UV filter.
 

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If your CPL is thin enough, no vignetting will occur. I stack my CPL on my UV and I dun get vignetting at 28mm
But the THIN CP-L's are very expensive.. removing the UV is a much more economical choice.
 

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But the THIN CP-L's are very expensive.. removing the UV is a much more economical choice.
that would depends on what brand... Marumi DHG CPL which is as thin as a normal Hoya UV Filter is only about S$95+ including shipping for 77mm, their 82mm are just slightly over S$100

But well, its still advisable not to stack filters
 

HeXy2i

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I see! Thanks all for the advice! ;)
But i am scared of dust getting onto the lens if i keep changing filters..
 

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I am still relatively new to photography. Is it advisable to put a polarizing filter on top of a UV filter?
Will there be any undesirable effects?
Thanks!
no

1) increase chance of vignetting - i.e. light fall off from corners
2) increase chance of funny colours, i think, not sure about this but er, try stacking uv with ir and you'll see what i mean
3) increase chance of notsogood quality photos

donch be lazy, just take out the uv filter
 

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I see! Thanks all for the advice! ;)
But i am scared of dust getting onto the lens if i keep changing filters..
dust get on lens, no problem at all
just use lenspen or microfibre cloth after blowing

not even 2 seconds to solve all your dust problems, or even stains

the only thing you should worry about getting on your lens would usually be saltwater from the sea
 

cedric

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I used to do that too, putting the polarizer on top of my skylight. My experience is that it causes vignetting at my widest angle, so now I just take a minute or two to remove the skylight first.
 

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