UV Filter or No UV Filter: Can You Tell the Difference?
There is an old saying amongst some photographers that using a UV filter will degrade the quality of your image. But is it really true? We put that to the test recently in the B&H Executive Offices. We'd like to know, in the comments below, if you can tell the difference between the two images, and tell us which one was shot with a filter and which one wasn't.
Both images were shot in RAW at ISO 400, 23mm, F/3.4, and at 1/320th (which was perfectly balanced according to the E-5's meter). Both images also focused on the same point on top of the sugar dispenser's lid. Afterwards, they were put into Photoshop Elements and resized to 1MB for the web. Go right ahead and pixel-peep: let us know if you can tell the difference.
Picture 1 (Click here to view this photo larger)
Again: One of these photos was shot with a UV filter and one wasn't. Can you tell which one is which? Let us know in the comments below.
Image one was shot without the UV Filter. Image two was shot with the UV filter attached to the lens.
Did you get the answer correct?