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Old 15-01-2009, 06:23 AM
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Question about filters for DLRS

I was told that if I needed any questions answered about cameras and accessories this was the place to do it. So here goes.

When my old man gave me the Samsung GX-1L with 2 lenses, there was a filter on the front of one of them. It is a Flexar 55mm SKYLIGHT (1B) made in Japan. Could some one please tell me what it would be used for. I noticed that it makes the image just a wee bit darker, not much though.


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Old 15-01-2009, 07:45 AM
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Usually the main reason a lot of people use these is to protect the camera lens from dust, dirt scratches etc. As you say it doesn't do much to the image
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Skylight filters also filter out UV and can make clouds look a little more prominent. For an explanation and some comparison images click here
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