28 Dec 2016

Photography Experiment: UV Filters Don't Hurt Quality

Do UV filters hurt quality? Some people say so, so I decided to find out for myself. I took photos with my 19mm lens with the filter:



... and without:



(Right-click each photo and open in a new tab full-sized to compare them)

I see no difference at all between them, full-screen on my 5K iMac.

I repeated the test with my 35mm lens, with the filter:



... and without:



And with my zoom lens, with the filter:



... and without:



The filter makes no difference, for any of the three lenses. You can use UV filters to protect your lens, without worrying about any loss of quality.

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