UV rays – as the name goes ultraviolet rays are rays from sun that affects not only our skin in our day to day to life but also affects our looks in the images clicked! It is very important for a photographer to accessorize his camera with a UV filter. Images clicked under natural UV rays give a blurry image to the pictures. UV filters have many effects as it helps to give a better look to the images, Improves contrast, minimize wear and tear of the camera etc. these filters can be installed easily and are easily accessible. It however creates a boundary between the camera lenses and the object. Use a multicoated UV filter if you use the filter all the time. It is therefore very important to know when where and how to use UV filters!
The filter on the camera is to be cleaned every now and then. Use a clean dust free cloth to clean the lens of the camera so that the dust particles do not stay behind. Otherwise the dust particles will damage the lens of the camera. Once you are through with the cleaning process you now got to fix the filter in the camera lens tightly.
Using UV filters on hazy and cloudy days can be of great help! Capturing images on a cloudy day gets difficult as the UV rays get disseminated by the air. Hence the camera gets revealed to larger quantity of UV rays leading in inadequate contrast. UV filters is again an answer to this problem. Use it and see the difference!
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 images. It is advisable to remove the filters if so. To see the difference it’s advisable to first click images when the weather is clear. You will surely end up clicking good picture even without the UV filter. But if you don’t want to go without a filter then you can go for a filter which is multicoated. But wait! If you are purchasing a digital camera you really don’t need these filters as digital cameras get very less affected by the UV rays.
Now this is again important! Don’t go without a filer if you really worry about your camera’s well being. Using a filter will reduce the wear and tear of your camera. This filter will help you in preventing your camera from dust, scratches etc. which in turn will give you better quality pictures it will help in adding life to your camera. Using UV filter for black and white photography will also help!