Quote Originally Posted by fostergregd View Post
I'm very much a noob to film photography and black and white.

I have been using a UV or Skylight filter (which is UV with a pink tint, right?) anytime I'm shooting outdoors under sunlight. I was told it cuts down on "haze".

Anyone more experienced want to weigh in on the need for UV protection?
A skylight is a weak UV filter.

A UV filter cuts down the amount of UV light that reaches the film. You cannot see UV light, but films do - some films more than others.

UV light tends to bounce around amongst the dust particles in our atmosphere (aka haze) so film sees more of the haze than our eyes do. A UV filter reduces that effect.

Try shots with and without the filter, on hazy days and days where the air is cleaner (like after a rain storm). You may very well see clear differences.