Review of commonly used UV filters (#2, large images)


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eawtan

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As a part 2 of the UV filter test from (http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=171421), the same filters were tested under direct light (flash, no sun these few days).

Filters that were tested (I only own these, tested on 1 sample of each) :
- No Filter (as reference)
- Hoya HMC UV(N) Japan
- B+W 010 1x MC, Multi Resistant
- Hoya UV Philipines
- Nikon L37C

Procedure :
Camera was tripod mounted, 1/2 f8 on a 12-24 AFS @ 24mm, flash on manual (1/8 power) , Auto WB. Sharpening off. Images were auto-leveld.



No Filter
 

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vince123123

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In terms of glare reduction, Nikon is the closest to no filter. The quality then appears to decrease according to the price of the filter used.
 

Breathe

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On the other hand, the flash radius (white circle) is worst for the nikon and the hoya.
 

kentay

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i read somewhere that if you have a cheap UV filter, you better not use it at all

lens shade enough protection already.

*confused

:dunno:
 

yyD70S

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kentay said:
i read somewhere that if you have a cheap UV filter, you better not use it at all

lens shade enough protection already.

*confused

:dunno:

I agree on this thought. Then again, no point spending a bomb (expensive filter) on a cheap lens. It's personal. In other words, to each his/her own.
 

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