Do the coatings on the Nikkor Lenses do anything for eliminating UV light or anything else like that?
How much is a UV or Skylight filter needed except for protection if you are using a professional or consumer level Nikkor lense?
Another question is what differences do you all see with different high quality filter brands: Nikon, B&W, Heliopan, Hoya, Tifen, Singh-Ray with Nikkor lenses?
Is it true that certain filter brands work better with different Lense manufacturers: Nikon w Nikkor, Hoya with Tokina,...?
Thanks in advance for any experience,
#1. "RE: Nikkor Lense Coatings?" | In response to Reply # 0frankie Basic MemberWed 09-Aug-00 03:00 PM
No, the coating on the lens elements minimizes the internal reflections and disbursing of light as it passes from one element to the other. Some coatings do have a slight tint - often this corrects the colour quality of the glass.
For example, my 70-210 has a green coating if you look at it a certain way. This is both a product of the coating technology and a compensating colour for the glass.
UV reduction requires an external filter. Prices depend on size but UV filters are generally cheap. I use a Skylight filter instead because it has an ever-so-slight warming effect.