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#16 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 18:33

Did you ever have problems with reflections?

 

Whenever I used protective filters... I always got ghosted images of lights and other bright objects in my photos. Very annoying.

 

I was using relatively cheap filters... so maybe that was the problem.  But you're still adding an additional piece of glass in front of the lens... so that's another surface for light to reflect off of.

 

I don't use those filters anymore... I'm just more careful with my cameras. No more ghosts!

 

The following pictures were from a Nikon D60 with a UV filter on the lens:

 

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My camcorder was even worse.  The UV filter was picking up reflections of overhead lights that weren't even in the frame!  :|

 

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Yep.... I was getting ghosting on 2 different cameras using 2 different UV filters under the same circumstances they discussed.

This has to do with low quality UV filters,  specially if they came bundled... It happen to me, then, I found out, on dpreview, that cheap no name filters, don't have a no-mirroring coating, so what happends is light gets trapped between the lens and the filters causing ghosting.

 

For filters, hoya is the go to:

 

http://www.hoyafilter.com/  they are  a bit more expensive  but whats $20   on  a $200+ lens

 

 

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#17 Michael Scrip

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 18:36

This has to do with low quality UV filters,  specially if they came bundled... It happen to me, then, I found out, on dpreview, that cheap no name filters, don't have a no-mirroring coating, so what happends is light gets trapped between the lens and the filters causing ghosting.

 

For filters, hoya is the go to:

 

http://www.hoyafilter.com/  they are  a bit more expensive  but whats $20   on  a $200+ lens

Awesome... thanks!



#18 shozilla

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 18:38

Yep.... I was getting ghosting on 2 different cameras using 2 different UV filters under the same circumstances they discussed.

 

I understand but I have not had any ghost or anything on my photos like you guys talked about.

 

You might try to use lens hood and/or stay away from sun or lights if you get this problem again.



#19 Michael Scrip

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 18:58

I understand but I have not had any ghost or anything on my photos like you guys talked about.

 

You might try to use lens hood and/or stay away from sun or lights if you get this problem again.

Well... I obviously experienced it.  I didn't fake those shots :)

 

If I ever feel the need to add protection to my lenses... I will go for a more expensive, quality filter.

 

But to be honest... I've been filter-free for years.

 

My camcorder never really needed a filter at all... it's a semi-pro camcorder with a huge lens hood and integrated lens cap. But I put a cheap filter on it anyway and you saw what happened.  Not anymore!

 

I just bought a Canon 70D... and if I need a filter I will definitely spend the bucks to get a good one.



#20 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 19:00

Well... I obviously experienced it.  I didn't fake those shots :)

 

If I ever feel the need to add protection to my lenses... I will go for a more expensive, quality filter.

 

But to be honest... I've been filter-free for years.

 

My camcorder never really needed a filter at all... it's a semi-pro camcorder with a huge lens hood and integrated lens cap. But I put a cheap filter on it anyway and you saw what happened.  Not anymore!

 

I just bought a Canon 70D... and if I need a filter I will definitely spend the bucks to get a good one.

Yup... just compare the price of your 70D versus a $20 filter :)

 

Though, that's not to say all cheapish filters are bad, problem is, you never know.