Title: UV Filters
> I would be interested in the opinions of this group generally about UV/skylight/protective filters.
Shooting into the sun or other bright light sources can cause ghosting with or without a filter, but it's more likely with a filter because of the two additional air/glass surfaces. Since one of the things I value about my lenses is their flare resistance and resultant color saturation I'd rather take my chances without a protective surface in order to get the full effect of the flare resistance I paid dearly for.
Given that I've gone without UV/skylight/protective filters for 25 years and have yet to damage a lens element it seems like a reasonable tradeoff. I also have all-risk insurance on my equipment just in case.
Doug Herr Birdman of Sacramento http://www.wildlightphoto.com------ Unsubscribe or change to/from Digest Mode at: www.horizon.bc.ca/~dnr/lrflex.htm Archives are at: www.freelists.org/archives/leicareflex/