Iâ€™m just another professional-wannabe photographer trying to learn more. After finish reading this entry, you will realise how much I hate filters right now.
Hereâ€™s what exactly happened. For almost a year, Iâ€™ve been using my Nikon AF-D 35mm f/2.0 for uncountable shoots. And after every shoot, Iâ€™ll start wondering why this piece of lens, reviewed as one of the great primes out there, produces photos with really lousy contrast. I used a Hoya UV Guard filter. Anyway, I got really sick of the 35mm and nearly sold it (here). On the day of posting, I decided to remove the filter to clean the lens up and realised that shots taken with the filter degraded my photo quality by a lot.
The test was done with:
Nikon D90 (All photos were shot on RAW with NO POST PROCESSING)
Nikon Nikkor AF-D 35mm f/2.0
Read the whole test after the jump!