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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    My favorite filter. Makes everything better.
    Forgot to list this one in my post - thank you for the reminder. I also use it as an all-around and most excellent lubricant.

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    I also like the 81A filter.

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    You raise an interesting point, Moki, that I have often wondered about. Does having a filter actually reduce image quality on high-end lenses?
    K.S. Klain

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    If the filter is of low quality, you will notice the loss. If it is one of the highest quality optical glass, well, you will lose a tad of course, after all, you're placing more glass in front of your optic, but nothing you will notice at naked eye.

    I use always the highest quality filters on the market, filters are something where I don't save money, I demand utmost optical glass quality, whatever the price.


    I use B+W mainly.



    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Does having a filter actually reduce image quality on high-end lenses?
    In theory, it must do. But in practice, using a good quality, clean, coated filter, I've never noticed any adverse effect.

    I like to have filters of various kinds to hand for B&W, and to a limited extent for color, but try not to use them unless they really contribute to,or improve, a shotg....for example, I groan when I yet another indifferent landscape with gimicky white clouds and black skies that shouts "Infra-red filter", or an uninteresting night shot with a "starburst x6" on all the highlights.....

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    Ok, so I have a set of B&W and Tiffen filters that I mainly use. My set of lenses are the M7 43mm, 80mm, 150mm, yada yada. I hear these are the best, but without access to the darkroom, I'll take it as hearsay. Nevertheless, I've always wondered if I should be removing my UV protection filters or not since these lenses are supposed to be so highly rated.
    K.S. Klain

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