UV Filters – An answer to ultra violet rays!

Ultraviolet rays creek blurry images; UV filters aids in abbreviating them. These filters reduce the scratches on your camera lenses. Theses filters are easy to maintain. UV filters are a must have for any standard photographer. UV filters are also used with digital cameras.

Defend your lenses

Camera Lens (Canon or Nikon or any other)

Accidents are unforeseen. They happen even before we think about them. Your dear camera might drop off to the ground thereby giving a crack on the camera lense. Well there comes a solution- UV filters. Any scratching on the lenses can be guarded by UV filters. Aviating objects can also harm the lenses of your camera UV filters takes care of that too! If the lenses of your camera get wet and you have UV filters, you have a solution.

Add life to your camera

UV filters minimizes the wear and tear of your camera and hence it increases the life of the camera. Your camera will not look so old even if it is. Reselling of such camera is easy and fetches a good sum of money to your pocket.

Minimize haze

UV filters does not completely helps in removing the haziness but it minimizes it to a great extent. UV filters are not successful with digital cameras as the sensitivity of the digital cameras to the UV light sensors is less.

Contrasting effect

With and without UV Filter

UV filters freezes the ultra violet rays. It therefore helps in reducing the contrast by minifying the quantity of ultraviolet light that reaches the film. As discussed earlier digital cameras are not so sensitive to the ultra violet rays therefore, these filters does not really help the digital cameras.

Quality matters

UV filters are easy to maintain and are easily available. They can be easily replaced if any problem occurs. You can always continue your good work with these filters by excelling in the quality too! To minimize the effect on the image it is advisable to invest in a high quality, multi-coated UV filter. Glares and flares can be cut down by using multi-coated filters. These filters will help you in producing consistent and better quality images. After all its quality that matters!

Affordable

UV filters are no so expensive so it is affordable for every pocket. They are easily accessible and therefore can be replaced very easily without troubling your pocket too much!

Effects of UV Filters

When you buy a camera you promise yourself to keep it with utmost care. Filters help you in keeping that promise. We have all heard about ultraviolet rays, its effect on our skin. We use sunscreens to protect our skin against these rays. Similarly ultra violet rays have a great role in effecting the photography. To protect our photographs from these rays we use UV filters.

An Scene with and without UV Filter

An important accessory for any photographer is UV filter. UV filters are also known with some other names like skylight filters or protectors. A very obvious thing about camera is that it somehow gets scratches on the lenses. UV filters masters in upcoming these wear and tear of the camera. To avoid such kind of damages you can rely on these filters all the time. At times when there is a strong source of light these filters enclose lenses flare, thereby producing an untoward effect on the contrast and sharpness of the images. So one should use filters with optical coating.

All roses come with thorns! And UV filters are no exception. When you use a UV filter in your camera you are likely to create a boundary line between your camera’s detectors and the depicted object which will affect the quality of the picture. An alternate to using the UV filter is that you can wipe the lenses of you camera with a clean cloth every now and then. But the cloth has to be dust free otherwise it will leave behind the dust particles in the lenses of the camera. You can also opt for lens hoods. However it is yet believed that if the UV filter you are using has no visible wavelength cuts then the images won’t get affected in terms of quality.

UV filters can affect night photography (see image below). The only time to notice the difference in using the UV filters at night. Flares can be easily noticed at night as background is darker. It is difficult to see these flares during the day.

Using or not using UV filters should depend upon an individual depending upon the effect they want to give to their images. An individual himself is the best guide for him. Moreover with time the more you experience your camera the more you’ll come to know the pros and cons of using filters. Filters reduce wear and tear of your camera lens. But with age and experience you can handle your camera without them too!