November 18th, 2016
Bruce in MN asked about UV filters. He says:
I just bought a Nikkor PC-E 24mm lens and I was wondering which filter is best, a B+W 77mm XS-Pro Clear MRC-Nano or a B+W 77mm XS-Pro UVHaze MRC-Nano 010M Filter?
Obviously, the UV Haze would be better for exterior photography, but when it comes to interiors which is better?
I used to use UV filters on all my lenses for protection but an image of the Seattle skyline that I’ve talked about for several years during Christmas changed my mind on UV filters. Aaron Leitz and I both shot the same image and both had the same strange lights in it. It took us several years of discussion on this blog to realize that our UV filters were what were causing the strange lights. My opinion is that UV filters cause more problems than they solve! And they will cause problems when you least expect it.
This short video by Karl Taylor makes the case for giving up UV filters. They are a relic myth left over from film days!