I'm a new member of this site, interested mostly in color landscape photography with MF equipment, though I do other things and with other formats as well.
I ran across this quote in a book by a well-known landscape photographer, and thought I'd like to get comments from some folks here:
“Many books advise that you use a UV filter . . . this precaution is no longer necessary. Most modern films have a UV absorbing layer to prevent the blue colour casts . . .”
Is this really true? If it is true of "most" modern films, is there a list of those that do not have the UV absorbing layer? If it's only true of some, is there a list of those that do have it?
Landscape work can involve juggling a number of filters under difficult circumstances and if I can eliminate one from the bunch it would be a help, but I'd like to know the truth of the matter before making a decision about whether to leave the UV filter off or not.
I'd appreciate any comments that members may care to make.