View Full Version : Multi tier lens filters

01-05-2010, 10:20pm
Sorry but I couldn't think of a better title.
My question is:
if a person was already using a uv filter, and doing water bird shots.
Would it be best to remove the uv and attach a C/Polorizer to reduce the glare, or piggy back one to the other.
If piggy back is ok, then which one should be the outer?
Cheers, Ray.


02-05-2010, 6:42am
there will be a degradation of iq either way prob, makes no sense to put uv filter on last, as it shouldnt even be there in the first place

02-05-2010, 8:33am
G'day Bluey

Without getting into the "UV filter or not argument" - I suggest that only one screw-on filter at a time is all that's usually needed.

Having said that, "IF" you are using the Cokin system of sliding filters into a multi-slide filter holder, that is designed to handle 2 filters at the same time ... but now you're into specialised activities :)

Regards, Phil

02-05-2010, 3:38pm
Thanks for confirming what I thought, it just didnt make sense to me having two 'distortions' attached.
B4 joining this forum I had already bought both UV & C/PL for two of my lens - I wont be buying anymore.

I wont be involving myself in any 'specialised activities for a long time, lol.

02-05-2010, 5:19pm
If you really must have a uv filter use it on the lens alone, but don't stack it with a cpl.

Also there is not much point buying multiple polarizers, buy one in the biggest size that your collection of lenses needs and use step up rings on the others.