question about filters and IQ

Started Aug 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Peter Jonas Veteran Member • Posts: 3,656
Re: Filters can offer benefits.

scorrpio wrote:

A poor quality clear filter significantly degrades your image quality, has a fairly negligible impact on your wallet, and provides zero benefit.

A high quality clear filter has negligible impact on your image quality, significantly degrades your wallet contents, and provides zero benefit.

This really does sound very smart, if one doesn't let the facts get in the way of creating a nice expression.

Filters can have benefits.

I would not necessarily consider protecting the front element from impact damage one of them, but if you are in such environment it will do good service in protectig your lens from the effects of heavy smoke, dust, grime, grease, sand, sticky fingers, wet pet noses and the like.

A family BBQ or a trip to the beach are almost inevitably such environments.

Yes, you have to be aware of fake items being sold mainly online, and yes, the dealer will attempt ro make good money on this item. Buyer beware.

Most of the time I will make a reasonable effort to find the item with the best price/performance ratio. In this instance I have settled on using Nikon NC or Hoya Super SMC Pro1 filters when appropriate.

Your mileage may vary.

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