09-07-2010, 01:27 PM
Sorry I didnt intend to damage your idol. It is just that his portrait flare example looks not entirely representative for a modern multicoated filter. Maybe he used some cheap no-name brand or the light source was postioned in away that even the lens without filter would have flared. In more than 10 years of shooting I wasnt able to reproduce this flare/veiling effect solely by using a UV filter. If you prefer sientific evidence instead of experience, look at the link I posted above.