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


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tvalleau

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tvalleau Registered since 18th Jul 2011
Wed 12-Dec-12 04:19 AM

Thanks, Tom. Of course, the B+W is not a cheap filter (unless you consider $70 cheap) but I too have been shooting for over 50 years, and so have memories of earlier glass guiding my expectations.

In short: I kept protective filters on all my lenses, and of course most of those 50 were shooting on film.

As this discussion goes on, I think I'm coming to realize a couple of things:

1) that the lenses of the time were more scratch-prone, and
2) were used with film, and
3) probably were not quite up to the same capabilities as today's glass (please, no flames: I loved my 105! ) and
4) my color images were printed by a lab and
5) I never looked at a negative as closely as I'm looking at NEFs, and
6) as noted above, I never tried the experiment until today.

so it's entirely likely that I simply could not see the difference with or without (other than the effect of UV, of course)... and so today's experiment came as a surprise.

Certainly there's almost no point in "dumbing down" the resolution possible with a 24 meg sensor, so I'll just have to adjust to a bare front element. (Naturally, I'll keep the filter for adverse conditions...)

Thanks to one and all for the comments so far. (More are welcome!)

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