When I did my research while purchasing my next digital camera (in mid 2015), I finally decided to be brave enough to move up to a DSLR. After making that decision, I read about recommended accessories and decided to purchase UV filters for each of the kit lenses being offered with the camera. In reality, UV filters are not needed for digital cameras, but many will recommend their usage, primarily as a mechanism to protect the front portion of the camera lens.
In the month of May 2017, I came across an article (Yet Another Post About My Issues With UV Filters – https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/05/yet-another-post-about-my-issues-with-uv-filters/) that showed image distortion when using (cheap) filters. Mind you, I was using filters that were not very expensive. As a beginner, how can one justify spending 3K Rs on a filter as compared to 250 Rs?
After reading the article, I decided to experiment and I was astonished by the result!! The filters I was using, did add significant blurring to the images. I will post the images in the next post
After seeing the different, I have packed the UV filters.
- Yet Another Post About My Issues With UV Filters, https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/05/yet-another-post-about-my-issues-with-uv-filters/
- 3 Absurd Photography Tips, http://kentweakley.com/blog/3-absurd-photo-tips/
- IS YOUR UV FILTER SCREWING UP YOUR PHOTOS?, http://www.chrislanephoto.com/blog/2012/08/21/is-your-uv-filter-screwing-up-your-photos/
- DO CLEAR UV FILTERS HURT IMAGE QUALITY OF PHOTOS?, https://improvephotography.com/2523/do-clear-uv-filters-hurt-image-quality-of-photos/
- UV filters test, https://www.lenstip.com/113.1-article-UV_filters_test_Introduction.html
- Is there a significant difference between a $15 uv filter/protector and a $117 uv filter/protector?, https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/11xzvs/is_there_a_significant_difference_between_a_15_uv/
- The Glass in Front of Your Glass: All About Filters, https://wordpress.lensrentals.com/blog/2010/12/the-glass-in-front-of-your-glass-all-about-filters/
- Photo Mythbusters: How Much Do UV Filters Actually Protect Your Lenses?, https://petapixel.com/2015/08/31/photo-mythbusters-how-much-do-uv-filters-actually-protect-your-lenses/
- Good Times with Bad Filters, https://wordpress.lensrentals.com/blog/2011/06/good-times-with-bad-filters/