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    So I broke my UV filter on my camera through an unfortunate event...Thankfully my lens was spared at the expense of the filter.


    With that said, I have heard that filters make no difference to the photographs as most of what the UV filter does can be accomplished with a photo editing program.

    Is there any truth to this?

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    If shooting film then it is sensitive to UV light - but if you're shooting digital then the sensors are not, and the filter is not necessary. But it may have saved your lens

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    They may prevent a bit of haze but the effect is near zil practically. They also cause ghosting when shooting bright lights so I generally avoid them.

    You've already discovered the best and most practical reason to use one....to physically protect the front element of your lenses.
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    Filters help. But also protect your lens i wouldn't have a cam without a filter fitted.

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    Filters do help a bit. But primarily I use them as protection.
    Better to break a $35 screw on filter than a $1500 lens.

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    If you've got a decent camera, you can now add a filter to filter out everything *except* the UV, and do some really neat long-exposure photography

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    Awesome! Thanks everyone!

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