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06-18-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Good Times with Bad Filters

An in interesting site on filters - UV and their use..........
Actually, their experiment with 5 good filters stacked against 5 bad filters, should answer a lot of questions here..

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Great little article. Thanks for sharing. Once I started reading, I had no doubt that it will end with a "yay or nay" on using UV filters discussion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by agsy Quote
Great little article. Thanks for sharing. Once I started reading, I had no doubt that it will end with a "yay or nay" on using UV filters discussion.
I like the author's statement about that:

There’s not enough bandwidth to ever end that argument.
I took the article for what it's worth - that better filters are...better. I don't use UV, but this concept likely applies to the other filters I do use.

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Thanks for sharing. Those pics are pretty startling - particularly the angle shot into the stacks. Wow, what a difference in clarity.

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Thanks for posting this. I have tried to test between no filter and one cheap filter (all my filters are cheap) and have not been able to detect a difference, except with obvious light sources in the image, but I don't doubt there are differences that I can't see, or that the differences would be much greater with stacked filters.

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Informative! Thanks.

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