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  • #16
    Re: Filter for 12 -60

    Regards James.

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    • #17
      Re: Filter for 12 -60

      Originally posted by DekHog View Post
      Well if one of the 'it destroys the quality' mob can post some with and without images showing me the damage it does to my pictures, I'll happily never use one again... I won't hold my breath waiting in case I die though...
      They cause lens flair!
      Regards James.

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      • #18
        Re: Filter for 12 -60

        Only if you're daft enough to shoot into the sun.... and nearly every bit of glass, expensive lenses included, will give lens flare under those very circumstances...

        ...but as you say, each to their own; no one is forcing us to use one or otherwise...

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        • #19
          Re: Filter for 12 -60

          Goodness me, this sounds like its causing some nostril flare.
          Why do Olympus put a screw thread on the front of the lens?
          I also use Cokin Z filters on my 12-60 and can get a bit of vignetting at 12mm, particularly in portait view, but only at the top against the sky, why?
          Duncan

          Lots of toys.

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          • #20
            Re: Filter for 12 -60

            Originally posted by DekHog View Post
            ...but as you say, each to their own; no one is forcing us to use one or otherwise...
            Quite right :-) I am a vote for the no filter camp.

            I always use the lens cap, never use the hood, never use a filter. There are some times when this has bitten me on the bum but in general it works for me.

            As to loss in quality, yes it might be emperors clothes syndrome these days. Although I have examples of Cokin A filters taking the edge off a picture from my long gone film days.

            Pete
            Last edited by snaarman; 13th April 2010, 08:40 AM.
            Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


            Pete's photoblog Misleading the public since 2010.

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            • #21
              Re: Filter for 12 -60

              Originally posted by wanderer View Post
              Goodness me, this sounds like its causing some nostril flare.
              Everbody is entitled to their opinion - for me it is 'filter on' brigade and the lens cap stays in my pocket until I have finished shooting.

              Thank you for all your opinions - it is good to see such a diversity of points of view.

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              • #22
                Re: Filter for 12 -60

                Why do Olympus put a screw thread on the front of the lens?[/QUOTE]

                To attatch filter holders & ring flashes to
                Regards James.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Filter for 12 -60

                    I own a 90-250mm which incidentally is supplied by Olympus with a filter.

                    A Hoya Pro1 is used on my 12-60. I have used the lens with filter off and on and not noticed any difference in image quality.
                    The lens hoods are always used, as a scratched lens hood is preferable to scratched filter or front element. Also Olympus spend time developing lens hoods to do a job so why leave them at home?
                    Derek

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                    • #25
                      Re: Filter for 12 -60

                      One case where filters can seriously degrade the image is shooting into the light. You can see it in a night townscape, where there are specular light sources in the frame - as well as the real ones you will sometimes get an extended family where the light has reflected off the front element and back in from the inside of the filter.

                      I don't understand why this should show up so clearly in these circumstances but not affect "normal" shooting, but that seems to be what happens.

                      FWIW I normally shoot with a hood but without a filter unless there is something that I want the filter to protect the lens from. Since I shoot a lot of rugby, that is usually rain. Which all too often is horizontal

                      Ciao ... John

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                      • #26
                        Re: Filter for 12 -60

                        Originally posted by DerekC View Post
                        I own a 90-250mm which incidentally is supplied by Olympus with a filter.
                        Yes, you are correct. What I meant is that I would not put another make filter in front of it.
                        Regards James.

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