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Old Feb 12, 2007, 12:53 AM   #1
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thought this was kinda funny, it's a hoya UV filter on B&H and the sample picture shows that "with filter" makes it blurry?? is that supposed to be like that?

here's the product page link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation



**just looked at the $80+ ones and apparently if you buy a cheap one it actually does make it blurry? who would sacrifice the sharpness of a picture just to make it more saturated?
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 12:23 AM   #2
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I think that the "without" pic is the result of a mistake somewhere down the pipe line leading from the original pic to the working post. Even a cheap filter wouldn't produce an image like that.

I also doubt that a UV filter on a digital camera would make a noticable difference in color saturation. Digital sensors just aren't sensitive enough to UV in the first place. Now, shooting film, you should see some difference. The shot hardly contributes to positive consumer incentive to buy the product, though, does it?

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Old Feb 13, 2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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well i got a uv and polarizing filter today, and no blur :-)
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 1:47 AM   #4
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well i got a uv and polarizing filter today, and no blur :-)
I am probably too late but here is the truth. Stay away from expensive multicoatedUV filters. They are a waste of money. UV filterswith one coating on each side are scientifically not as effective but you are splitting hairs. You will never see the difference and never never see a manufacturer showing visual test comparisons. The only change you see is less money in your wallet. Remember on digital camera UV do nothing so which filter does nothing better?
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