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Oct 20, 2012 08:44 |  #1

Tell me why the resin filters don't degrade IQ. They're resin afterall, not glass.


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Oct 20, 2012 08:54 |  #2

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Oct 20, 2012 09:57 |  #3

It isn't the material, per se, that degrades the image. It's impurities in the material and imperfections in the surface. Makes no difference whether you're using glass or a plastic resin - if it's well-made, the effect will be minimal. If it's cheap production, it'll mess things up.


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Oct 20, 2012 10:11 |  #4

And let's be fair about this. Don't single out Lee. AFAIK, Singh-Ray and Hi-Tech also offer resin filters.

I'm not going to sit here and BS you about why resin does or doesn't. I don't know the science or technicalities behind it. All I can tell you is that from personal experience (yes, with Lee filters), there is no appreciable difference in IQ.

I know that the system is expensive to get into, especially if you have doubts about its ability to retain IQ. But you'll never really find out until you try it out yourself. Otherwise, you'll just be nitpicking over something you don't even ave experience with. In this case, let the numbers speak. There's a reason why so many members endorse resin, particularly Lee, filters.

This topic seems very similar to your other one: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1228067


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Oct 20, 2012 11:32 |  #5

Eyeglasses are made from resin and they can have extremely high quality optic transmission.


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Oct 20, 2012 12:15 |  #6

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #15146857 (external link)
Eyeglasses are made from resin and they can have extremely high quality optic transmission.

Now that's a very good point.


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Oct 20, 2012 12:19 |  #7

Anything you put in front of your lens is going to degrade image quality the question is by how much, will you notice it and what are the benefits to doing so?

Lee filters will cause a minimum level of degradation and you are not likely to notice it in practise.

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