UV filters, unscientific test

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Futax Senior Member • Posts: 1,257
Re: UV filters, unscientific test

scrup wrote:

I have done my own tests and see the hit to IQ so I don't use them.

There are certain scenarios that it would make sense to use it, like in very dusty conditions and where there is flying debris and you need to clean often.

What i find strange is people using them all the time for protection. The most important lens is on your head, do these same people walk around with eye protection all the time? If there is a risk of your lens getting damaged surely there is an equal chance that your eyes could suffer the same fate.

You'll be amazed at how eyelids and tear glands protect our eyes.

The loss of IQ is so negligible with a half-decent filter nowadays that it's only really necessary to remove them for night shots with flare-causing highlights.  As the article implies.

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