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UV Filters

I need to know how much of the UV is filtered out using a UV lens. Obviously, taking pics of sunsets and sunrises cannot be good for one's eyes. Is there a filter that I can buy that would protect my eyes better? I know sunglasses filter out only 50% of the UV rays in UVA -, B and C.

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Sunrise, sunset

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I've shot hundreds of sunrises, living right on the First Coast. If you are seriously concerned, try Polaroid sunglasses.

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Look for a nuetral density filter. One of the things they

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are designed for is sunrise/sunsets.

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UV Filter for a camera

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Usually a UV filter is used to protect your lens and add a little blue color to the sky. It does not protect your eyes. Nor, was it ever designed to do that in the first place. I use an A1 UV filter on a Nikon 35mm camera. The lens was about $300. UV filters protect the original lens.
As to how much of the UV is filtered out on the A1 filter, I would guess very little. Maybe 10%? Ask a lens and filter manufacturer for accurate filtering percentages.

Try an A1 UV Filter to protect your lens, not your eyes.

Best filter to use from UV? Welder's goggles. :

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