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13th July 2009, 09:48 PM
Problem with Skylight filter
In the set of 2 photos below you're gonna see there's a clear difference between them.
But both photos were taken with the exact same settings (Nikon D90, AF-Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D, M mode f/1.4 1/250s, manual focus, ISO 400, 3570ºK, same place, same illumination)
The one difference: a Tiffen Skylight 1A filter.
But the problem is not just about this set of photos. The lens, which I have had for a couple of months now, doesn't work quite alright with the filter. The colors are soft wide open, the focus wanders a lot and it's very difficult to get sharp images. I was about to put the glass on sale (since I never saw it working properly cause I put the filter as soon as I took the lens from the box), but now I realize the problem was the skylight.
Any explanation? Any solution? (I mean, I need a solution since I'm not gonna use that lens, nor any other, with no protection attached). Thank you all.
14th July 2009, 01:08 AM
Re: Problem with Skylight filter
EEEEEK! - Talk about loss of contrast!
The thing that springs to mind first is "try another filter"; personally, I use only Heliopan SH-PMC UV filters for protection, but others here will no doubt chip in with their own recommendations.
At a minimum - no matter what brand you may settle on - my suggestion is "make sure it's multi-coated".
Hope this helps
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