UV filter and Skylight filter


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fuse

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Hi all,
hope you guys can lend this noob some pointers about this

seen both the HOYA skylight and UV filter,
i was wondering what difference will they give under a normal outdoor condition and if there is any pointers to bear in mind for night shots

thank you

cheers
alex
 

ricohflex

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fuse said:
Hi all,
hope you guys can lend this noob some pointers about this

seen both the HOYA skylight and UV filter,
i was wondering what difference will they give under a normal outdoor condition and if there is any pointers to bear in mind for night shots

thank you

cheers
alex
UV quite neutral. means almost no colour change in photo.
skylight means very slightly warmer colour in photo. warmer means reds come out redder.
skylight filters come in two grades.
skylight 1A and skylight 1B.
again, one is warmer than the other.

easy to tell by looking at filter.
skylight is very light pinkish.
 

huggable

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Does that means that the UV filter can be taken out if shooting indoors?
 

Ashleyy

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Hee.. I'm not very good at explaining but it's roughly like this..

Filters as the name implies, filters outsomething..

So for UV filter, it filters out UV, which is blue.. can also be used to filter out fog.. The amt of filter depends one which grade u buy.. 1A or 1B. UV is good for landscapes, etc

For skylight, it filters out more blue than UV, giving the photo a warmer cast.. good for portraits or people shooting. :)
 

Ashleyy

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huggable said:
Does that means that the UV filter can be taken out if shooting indoors?
Well, u can shoot w/o any filters.. in fact some photographers will prefer to shoot w/o any filters..

Most of us simply use UV and the difference is very slight and we use it more to protect the lens from getting scratches or fingerprints. Cheaper to replace the filter than the whole lens rite? ;p
 

Joel Lyn

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for me, i just buy a polarizer. whether it is the most ex, $280 or the cheapest abt $50 bucks, they protect the lenses and reduce reflection and stuff. so, polarizer is like do all, unless u r very particular...
 

yanyewkay

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you have a polariser on your lens all the time as a front element protector? :bigeyes:
 

Joel Lyn

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ya... i use the cheap one abt $50 for everyday shots... and only if i got some impt stuff then use the $280 de...

most of my frens do that... protect ur lenses...
 

huggable

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Huggable is using a UV filter only as protection. Isn't it advisable not to stack filters?

yanyewkay said:
you have a polariser on your lens all the time as a front element protector? :bigeyes:
 

Firefox

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Joel Lyn said:
ya... i use the cheap one abt $50 for everyday shots... and only if i got some impt stuff then use the $280 de...

most of my frens do that... protect ur lenses...
You should be protecting your lense with a UV/ NC/ Skylight filter, not a polariser...
 

Joel Lyn

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i dono but ya.. maybe.. it varies la.. most of my frens uses a polarizer or nd filter...
 

rebbot

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Joel Lyn said:
ya... y does everyone sounds so surprised ??
:bsmilie: dun u find it difficult to shoot in low light then esp? :think:
 

Drudkh

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Joel Lyn said:
ya... y does everyone sounds so surprised ??
Well, it is not technically wrong to use any filter to protect your lenses. CirPl filter has its purpose in photography, some already mentioned by yourself. ND filter has its purpose as well. It generally reduced the amount of light entering the lens. These 2 types of filters will reduce either in shutter speed or close down the aperture, if you know what i mean. So, basically they aren't recommended for normal photo taking unless you know that you need it to achieve a certain result in your photo.

Many of us use UV or Skylight filter to protect our lenses but of course we know why we want to use them. It is cheap and only reduces very minimum amount of light from entering the lens. For example, a 50mm lens will fit with a Skylight filter because I use this lens 90% for portraiture photography and a 17-35mm lens with a UV filter because I use it 90% for landscape photography.

We basically want to use filters that will not reduce too much light from entering the lens.
 

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