Author Topic: Nikon 50mm f2 AI (late version) vs 50mm f1.8 AIS (long nose)  (Read 856 times)

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Re: Nikon 50mm f2 AI (late version) vs 50mm f1.8 AIS (long nose)
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 15:51:17 »
I did try without filters and I saw no difference LOL I had bad experience with Zeiss 30 years ago. T* coating is extremely soft and I learned how to clean Zeiss lenses the hard way. Although, Nikon lenses seem to be much more scratch resistant, the habit of putting filters remains.

You should try to shoot (very) distant scenes to make sure if a protection filter has no effect on the image quality.  I did detect some image degradation and stopped using a protection filter except in dusty or splashy situations.  As Jacques noted, a hood and/or a lens cap are protective enough in most situations.
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Re: Nikon 50mm f2 AI (late version) vs 50mm f1.8 AIS (long nose)
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 16:15:22 »
I am sure the filters will affect the PQ in general and will create weird effect in some extreme situation. I will consider removing filters for critical works. Thanks guys for the hint.