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28-300 w & w/o filter - big difference


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JosephK

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"RE: 28-300 w & w/o filter - big difference"

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Wed 12-Dec-12 12:48 AM | edited Wed 12-Dec-12 12:48 AM by JosephK

I cannot speak about the 28-300mm, but with my 70-200mm II I can see the difference with and without the UV filter I have. Granted the filter is mid-quality at best. Any extra glass added to the front of a lens will degrade the image, some more than others. If the filter is not providing a photographic purpose, you probably should be questioning its use.

If you are not in a harsh environment (and most people are not) then the lens hood will give you all the protection most people need.

Any lens with nano coatings will be more resistant than the older lenses, and probably any modern lens without nano coatings will also be more resistant than the older lenses. Just to put some perspective on scratches, check out this article:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

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