View Full Version : UV or skylight filter?

2nd May 2009, 07:09 AM
hi everyone,
which filter should i get? one website(Hoya)i've checked says that both can stay permanently on the lens but the skylight does more(not sure what exactly) than the UV.

2nd May 2009, 09:39 AM
UV(N) is almost completely clear - slightly improves washed out sky
UV(O) is very slightly yellowish - bigger improvement on sky
Skylight (1A) is slightly pinkish - bigger improvement on sky
Skylight (1A) is slightly more pinkish - biggest improvement on sky

The difference is very small, and given the ability to change white balance so easily, it won't be a very noticeable difference. Probably best to stick with the UV one for the least impact, though.


2nd May 2009, 11:17 AM
I would recommend that you go for the UV, however don`t make the common mistake to buy the cheapest you can find! Buy the best you can afford!*yes

2nd May 2009, 12:44 PM
This is an oldie, but still.....

I do not like an UV filter unless I realy need one, like in the Himilaya's or Andes (a bit closer by to me) and even then.
It puts 2 reflective surfaces in front of my front lens, hence more prone to flair and thus reduction of the quality of the image.
I never needed one in he tropic's, Goi‚nia lies 16.30' South, for the past 2 years.


2nd May 2009, 01:24 PM
Thanks a lot for the enlightening answers.
Have a nice weekend everyone!