Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Digital Camera ?

Filter I like to keep a filter on at all times to protect my lens on my new FZ10. I am fairly familiar with the effects of various filters on 35mm cameras but don't know what affects these digitals. I have several UV and Skylight filters around that I can use on my FZ10 with my PD62 adapter. Which works best with digital cams? What do you use?



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Skylight filters don't generally block UV, they change the colour tint optically, which you can do without danger of image degredation in post-processing, so I woudn't really recommend using a skylight filter for digital cameras.\015\012\015\012I haven't tried a UV filter on my fz10, only my circular polarizer. From what I've heard however, a uv filter may act as lens protection (or use the lens hood), and might in some circumstances reduce haze (rarely), and there are unconfirmed rumours of possibly reducing purple fringing. If anyone could ever confirm this, I might consider one. Otherwise, UV filters also seem peripheral for digital photography. \015\012\015\012Probably the most important optical filter you can use is a polarizer. This can cut a lot of excess scattered/polarized light and reduce excess contrast, increase sky colour saturation, etc. It's effects are extremely difficult or impossible to get in editing.
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