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Apr 09, 2013 18:12 |  #31

Sirrith wrote in post #15806734 (external link)
...I don't see the point of turning this into another ridiculous thread on filters vs no filters.

And you thought this was going to end how?
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Apr 09, 2013 18:16 |  #32

philwillmedia wrote in post #15809498 (external link)
And you thought this was going to end how?
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Open...again!

Don't understand why these threads pop up every week when there is a stickied FAQ on this topic.




  
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Apr 09, 2013 18:21 |  #33

samsen wrote in post #15809469 (external link)
^ Can't agree with the second part of your statement.
Filters definitely prevent dust deposition.
Prevent finger prints.
Prevent condensation related thermal damage.

I have had two broken filters in past due to pressure. Non caused any damage of front element.

And yes they do cause ugly reflections at night, no mater what the manufactures clams about their wonderful coating.

I think he's referring to the logical paradox of a shard from the filter's softer glass damaging a much harder lens' front element. It's called having your cake and eating it too. Either the front element can withstand God's fury or it succumbs to the fragile bits and pieces of a terribly ineffective UV filter. This is how you can have both arguments, whichever is most convenient for the post at hand.

It's an urban legend that comes up from time to time. If you search you might even find a pic of two in the history of the world that purport to show evidence of this phenomenon actually happening. Might.


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Apr 09, 2013 19:11 as a reply to  @ Indecent Exposure's post |  #34

I thought I posted this before: My Canon 24-105/4 L came with a Canon UV filter. I kept it. If Canon put it there, it must be good. I used to have a Tamron SP 300/2.8 Manual Lens that came with a "natural filter" (it was supposed to be an UV filter). However, the lens produced its best pictures with the "natural filter" that came with it.


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Apr 09, 2013 20:16 |  #35

philwillmedia wrote in post #15809498 (external link)
And you thought this was going to end how?
Can...
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Open...again!

I was hoping that people on here would have some maturity and actually answer his question instead of taking every opportunity to voice their unsolicited opinions, but I guess I was wrong. :lol:


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Apr 09, 2013 20:27 |  #36

Sirrith wrote in post #15809841 (external link)
I was hoping that people on here would have some maturity and actually answer his question instead of taking every opportunity to voice their unsolicited opinions, but I guess I was wrong. :lol:

Hoya HD was mentioned, and I think it's a great filter.


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Apr 09, 2013 20:28 |  #37

Charlie wrote in post #15809869 (external link)
Hoya HD was mentioned, and I think it's a great filter.

Yes, I am aware that several people actually did try to help the OP with his request rather than just boost their post count. :)


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Apr 09, 2013 20:30 |  #38

hollis_f wrote in post #15806857 (external link)
The best UV filter is something cheap and horrible. Spend no more than $10 on Ebay.

That way you'll waste only a small amount of money when you realise that every 'protective' filter will, at some time, noticeably degrade your image.

Perfectly said.....




  
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Apr 09, 2013 20:30 |  #39

Sirrith wrote in post #15809841 (external link)
I was hoping that people on here would have some maturity and actually answer his question instead of taking every opportunity to voice their unsolicited opinions, but I guess I was wrong. :lol:

Maturity has nothing to do with it. It's a religious issue for the anti-filter jihadis :D.


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Apr 09, 2013 20:33 |  #40

ed rader wrote in post #15809885 (external link)
Maturity has nothing to do with it. It's a religious issue for the anti-filter jihadis :D.

Then we venture into the territory of the sanity of holding extremist religious beliefs, which I believe is off topic and should not be explored further. :D


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Apr 09, 2013 22:56 |  #41

Marumi Super DHG is the best protective filter I guess from Lenstip's tests. If you really want to cut off uv, then hoya.
BW are overestimated, they are nice built but in terms of transparency, vinegting, anti flare, it is NOT the best, HOYA KENKO Marumi, these Japanese filters are optically better, at a much lower price, although it is hard to be notified under most circumstances. You DO see differences somrtimes.
From my own experience, especially I did a test using 70-200 II, Hoya is the better than B+W in terms of anti flare.
I didnt see too much improvement from F-pro to xs-pro nano, whic disappointed me a lot.

Anyway, Im not a BW lover any more, I will definitwly keep my xspros, but if I buy next time, I will go marumi.


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Apr 10, 2013 01:25 |  #42

^^ I have a marumi circpol that I like. Does the job. Like hoya HD for the shatter resistant glass. Pretty much sold on that basis.


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Apr 10, 2013 02:17 |  #43

Here are some tests:
http://www.lenstip.com …icle-UV_filters_test.html (external link)

(And here are the results: http://www.lenstip.com …_results_and_su​mmary.html (external link) )

I would say use a filter!
You can never know, when you get into a situation when you need it...
And if it somehow affects the image, simply dismount it.

Better to have one, and be happy, then not have one, and be sorry.

And thrust me in situations like these: its better to HAVE a filter on!

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Apr 10, 2013 03:19 |  #44

Sirrith wrote in post #15809841 (external link)
I was hoping that people on here would have some maturity and actually answer his question instead of taking every opportunity to voice their unsolicited opinions, but I guess I was wrong. :lol:

Reminds me of the "IS is awesome, people who don't use it sit down to pee" vs. "IS is for wimps, I can hold my 1200mm f5.6 and get sharp shots with no IS... with one hand... whilst eating a sandwich" threads :D.


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Apr 10, 2013 04:42 |  #45

ed rader wrote in post #15809885 (external link)
Maturity has nothing to do with it. It's a religious issue for the anti-filter jihadis :D.

You can tell it's a religious matter, because believers get upset when confronted by facts -

  • No UV/'protective' filter can improve image quality on a dSLR.
  • All UV/'protective' filters will cause some degradation in image quality.
  • The seriousness of this degradation tends to decrease as filter cost increases.
  • Good filters will cause degradation that is not noticeable under most conditions.
  • All filters, even the best, will cause noticeable degradation in some conditions.

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