I always kept a UV-Haze filter or a 1A skylight filter on my film SLR's. Now that I'm using a digital camera I want to do the same. However, I've noticed that they advertise a Dgital UV Haze filter as well as the film camera filters. I've also noticed that the Digital filters are significantly more expensive. Is there really a difference? Can't I just buy a plain old quality UV filter and use it on my digital camera? And what about other filters like Nuetral Density or polarizer
I'd question why you ever need a UV or haze filter on any camera/lens, digital or film. If it doesn't serve a purpose, you're only adding inexpensive glass in front of expensive glass and not gaining anything useful for it. Now if you were shooting in the rain, snow or at the beach with blowing sand, that's another story. I think if use a lens hood you'll have all the protection you'll need except in extreme shooting situations.
In over 30 years of shooting, I've never used a filter for protection.
Thanks for your comment. I must stupidly admit that I did receive a lens hood with the camera, but have never used it. Guess I'll give it a shot.