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Old May 5, 2005, 3:06 PM   #1
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i am just not certain anymore. what is the most recent consensus? does a UV filter degrade one's image or not? i agree it is great protection, but is it true it degrades image quality? would really appreciate your inputs on this one. thanks!
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Old May 5, 2005, 4:19 PM   #2
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My opinion is that it does not degrade the image.2cents
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Old May 5, 2005, 6:19 PM   #3
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There's image degradation, but I've already trashed an FZ10's lens, so I use a UV filter on my FZ20.
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Old May 5, 2005, 7:38 PM   #4
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No effect on image outdoors at less than 3000 ft elevation. That's a long pole.
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Old May 5, 2005, 8:36 PM   #5
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thanks for the info. fmoore, what about indoor images though. will it have an effect on these?

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Old May 5, 2005, 8:45 PM   #6
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This is what Hoya says

HMC (HOYA MULTI-COATED)These popular filters are renowned for their ability to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting. The result is an average light transmission of over 97%, giving sharp contrast and well balanced color. HOYA HMC filters are recommended for enhancing the performance of today's multicoated lenses.

SUPER HMC(SMC)These outstanding filters offer revolutionary performance in light transmission and color balance. 12 layers of Super Multicoating are applied to the surfaces of the Skylight 1B and UV(0) models, which produces an average transmission of 99.7%! Coupled with maximum surface precision, this allows increased resistance to flare and stunning images can be recorded at wide apertures without compromising the performance of your lenses. HOYA Super HMC filters will appeal to the most demanding of photographers who require the ultimate in performance.



If there is a difference it is very small.
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