There is a great debate among photographers as to whether or not lens filters need to be used for lens protection. Photographers are divided when it comes to filters and image quality. Many believe that adding a filter to the lens reduces the image quality while other photographers feel there are little to no effects to the photograph.
A filter is not only used to‚protect against every day use. UV filters offer protection against UV rays that may damage our lenses, and Skylight filters reduce the haze and clarify the photo. But really, are these truly necessary? Many photographers suggest that they have no noticeable effect in most circumstances. Lenses are made so strong today, that the question remains…“To use a filter, or not to use a filter?”
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