Frequent question/topic - a demo

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Ron Evers, May 30, 2010.

  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The question of whether or not to use a UV filter often come up on the forum. The usual comments are use it for protection of the front element or don't use it as it reduces image quality. I have never seen a demonstration of the quality loss argument so I decided to see for myself. I took two shots in bright sunlight, one with a UV filter & one without. That is the only difference between the two shots.


    1. With UV filter

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    2. WithOUT UV filter

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    In this demonstration it is clear the image quality is diminished by the UV filter.

    Damn, just did a preview & see that by using Photobucket to host the images they look much alike here on the forum. What a piss-off. I assure you there is a significant difference in the originals. :(
     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The difference you see is more likely because of your browser, than Photobucket.

    Thanks for doing the comparison. I can still see the differences in IQ between test photos you have posted.
     
  3. gpardo64

    gpardo64 TPF Noob!

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    Ron, good information.:thumbup:

    I used to disable the VR and take out the UV filter specially when using tripod. That applies to macros and long exposures.
     

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