I searched here and on Google for reviews and comparisons before posting here because I didn't want to be redundant. Not much luck.
I have 42 filters, which I have assigned to various lenses. I normally keep a UV on each lens but Now I have UV/HAZE filters and I'd love to hear which, if any, other photography buffs use and why. I'd also like to read your thoughts on Tiffen, Hoya and Sunpak filters.
Thanks for looking.
Are you using a film camera? UV does not effect digital sensors (UV was a problem with film). So you don't need one at all. I'm not sure what the haze designation implies but prolly still referring to UV light. Many filter manufactures are now selling what they call a clear glass which are referred to as protective filters (there purpose is to protect the lens in case something hits it like a stone) to keep get actual lens from damage and using a UV filter for that purpose is fine. However, all filters are not created equally. So using a less than perfect filter may introduce distortion or flare which can effect your image. A good quality lend hood well do a good job of lens protection and reduce flare. I have personally abandoned the use of the UV filter and opt for good lens hoods. Your lenses are manufactured and coated to optimize your pictures. Trust your lenses to do the job. I am sure some will disagree. However, this makes sense and works for me... SO hey, Just Sayin :) have a great day, HAPPY SHOOTING.