Do you use a UV filter as protection?

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Adielle Senior Member • Posts: 1,754
Re: Lens Elements vs. UV filters

Tom Axford wrote:

Adielle wrote:

Tom Axford wrote:

Adielle wrote:

Let me know when you get a QuartzLine or Exus or a UV filter of similar quality to show that kind of horrible performance. Filters are not "all made equal", there's a huge quality spectrum, starting from extremely poor and ending in way beyond reasonable specs.

Now you are talking nonsense. The reflections from different filters will vary, but none are so low as to give no noticeable effects.

No, I haven't "talked nonsense", learn to read. Like I said, there's always a chance for noticeable negative effects and the point is that this chance greatly decreases with very high quality filters which have extremely low refraction and reflectivity. You just used a very low quality filter to demonstrate a point.

I did not use a "very low quality" filter. The filter used was a Hoya HMC UV(C) filter which is very comparable in quality to the great majority of filters used by photographers. Indeed, there are many cheap filters is use that give much worse ghosts.

Hardly "comparable" to good filters, that's a cheap 20 dollar filter that's known to be prone to flare and ghosting, there's nothing high quality about it. Yes, the majority of stuff is crap.

There would be no point in trying the experiment with a filter that is a much higher quality than normally available to photographers.

"Normally available" stuff is usually crap stuff. I guess there's no point in testing anything else, then.

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