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  1. #1
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    Arrow UV/Polarizer Filter Comparison

    Found this over @ PBase a member posted:

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    I like the last with maximum polarisation and in second place the original with nothing on it...

    The UV filter has little place in the digital world, other than for protection, and it does reduce light levels, although in this case it seems to rob the sky of some colour, at least on my monitor (LCD at work isn't exatly true though)...

    It would have been nice to see some 100% crops of the trees too, just to see how much resolution/detail was lost to the different filters...
    Last edited by jeisner; 05-05-2005 at 09:35 PM.
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    I've got a ViewSonic VP171b Pro Series LCD hooked up digital through my Nvidia 6800GT Video Card that is better than just about any CRT: That I have seen.

    In that image the water color is lost using the UV filter but the Sky retains a slightly bluer cast. Kinda makes up my mind considering buying UV filters ... make mental note to keep lens cap handy.
    Here's the PBase Gallery with crops: You can click on the Originals for full image resolution ... dial up modem warning though
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    I have dual 17" but they are just cheap dell monitors... :-(
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    I prefer the sky in the last one and the water and trees in the first picture with nothing...LOL
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    Water looks best in #1

    Sky looks best in #4

    Trees look best in #4

    I have a UV filter on all my lenses for protection.

    I asked a guy at my local expert camera shop about them. I mentioned the fact that someone told me that I should use a UV Filter not only for protection but because cleaning my actual lens will ruin or rub off the coating on it. He said that was complete bull. He said that wiping your lense with a micro lense towel isn't going to ruin your lense.

    I'm torn at what to do at this point. I want to take off all my UV filters and trash them, but at the same time I don't.

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    Well image #2 is enough to keep me from spending money on them.

    The guy was right too. I keep a small bottle lens cleaner, tissue paper and lent free cloth in my bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Peabody
    Water looks best in #1

    Sky looks best in #4

    Trees look best in #4

    I have a UV filter on all my lenses for protection.

    I asked a guy at my local expert camera shop about them. I mentioned the fact that someone told me that I should use a UV Filter not only for protection but because cleaning my actual lens will ruin or rub off the coating on it. He said that was complete bull. He said that wiping your lense with a micro lense towel isn't going to ruin your lense.

    I'm torn at what to do at this point. I want to take off all my UV filters and trash them, but at the same time I don't.

    I keep mine on so I dont have to be careful and clean my front element, and the UV filter has proven to protect my lens from incoming paintballs.

    I would much rather have straight glass with no filtering though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog
    Well image #2 is enough to keep me from spending money on them.

    The guy was right too. I keep a small bottle lens cleaner, tissue paper and lent free cloth in my bag.
    not all filters are the same. I have a few filters and will run some tests to see which produce what colors.

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    Obijuan your situation is kinda unique so a UV would be highly recommend for protection. Heck I'd even be concerned about the function buttons getting fouled up with a paint ball splatter.
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