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Old September 5th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #16
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Nope. That's what it's for, to leave on all the time. The only time a UV makes any noticeable difference is if you're shooting a mountain in the distance or doing aerial photography, and it allegedly will help eliminate some of the haze look.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #17
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you can leave the filter on all the time unless you are very particular about quality or there is a light source in the frame.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #18
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you can leave the filter on all the time unless you are very particular about quality or there is a light source in the frame.
If I got the clear Hoya filter instead of the UV filter, would that take care of the light source in the frame issue?
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #19
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no - if there is a light source in the frame any filter can cause ghosting.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #20
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Sounds like if I want a filter on for full-time protection, a UV Haze filter is the best - covers outdoors and indoors situation.

From the comments, both the Hoya and B+W are excellent options. Thanks to all of you for the advice and comments.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #21
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Whatever filter you take, there's one risk I experienced: the camera becomes much more sensitive to lens flare effects in clear sunlight. Problem is you don't notice it necessarily on the displays, but afterwards during editing.

Probably a bigger lenshood will help you, but it doesn't make your gear leaner in practical use.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #22
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Whatever filter you take, there's one risk I experienced: the camera becomes much more sensitive to lens flare effects in clear sunlight. Problem is you don't notice it necessarily on the displays, but afterwards during editing.

Probably a bigger lenshood will help you, but it doesn't make your gear leaner in practical use.
I just shot 12 hours in a rehearsal hall shooting from all angles, often with lights in the shot (usually up high in the corner of the frame) I didn't see any problems from reflections or flares. As I said above I use the B+W multi-coated UV (10) filter. I think the multi-coating helps the reflections in my filter. Probably the same with the Hoya multi-coated.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #23
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Whatever filter you take, there's one risk I experienced: the camera becomes much more sensitive to lens flare effects in clear sunlight. Problem is you don't notice it necessarily on the displays, but afterwards during editing.

Probably a bigger lenshood will help you, but it doesn't make your gear leaner in practical use.
look at my post....http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=102949

I use the www.cinetactics.com dv soft matte box they suggest for the xha1 and it works great for lens flares. I have a uv filter threaded on and then the adapter ring threaded on my filter that allows the matte box to be added. Its a great product and cheap compared to other matteboxes. Plus its soft!!
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