Instead of using a UV filter in your brightly-lit situations
- snow, seaside, stage shows under strong lights - you
might consider using a good, neutral (no color cast) 3x
neutral density filter like one of those from Breakthrough
Photography. A 10x ND would be overkill, but a 3x is just
Why would you waste all that shutter speed ?
On a tech level, if a filter might cause slight
veiling in bright contrasty conditions, a clear
or UV will be less offensive compared to any
denser filter. The brighter the scene the less
the veiling affects it. Dim the scene and the
veiling is more pronounced. Same as how a
window looks much cleaner when looking out
of it in daylight but after dark you notice it's
streaky of dirty.
If you absolutely hafta discard some light, a
PL filter will be more helpful than an ND cuz
it can be used to block some glare from at
least some surfaces in the scene. If you are
gonna waste some shutter speed, at least it
give back something in return ! A PL costs
about two shutter speeds. Thaz plenty enuf.