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Mar 29, 2011 19:05 |  #2266

thatkatmat wrote in post #12118539 (external link)
I use a Sigma DG UV filter on it, there's no vignetting...

thanks thatkatmat, I have always assumed that having a UV Haze on my lenses would protect the front element from scratches, fingerprints etc. but I recently read that it has an impact on the amount of light that gets through and lowers the saturation and contrast. Since this is my first foray into portrait photography I am concerned that putting on any kind of filter would affect my image quality.

At least now I know vignetting wont occur with the standard filters but I'm still not sure if I should have one on my sigma 85




  
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Mar 29, 2011 20:23 |  #2267

I don't normally have a filter on my lenses. The only time I ever put one on is if I'm in an environment where I would need the protection. That's usually the beach for me and I don't have to worry much with the amount of light coming through since there's certainly plenty of it at the beach.

In a studio environment where you would be doing portrait photography, I don't think a UV filter is needed. But if you decide to slap one on, you've got enough environmental control in a studio to compensate for any light fall off from the filter.

EDIT: BTW, I use a Hoya UV Haze if I need it.


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Mar 29, 2011 20:29 |  #2268

alpharon wrote in post #12120530 (external link)
I don't normally have a filter on my lenses. The only time I ever put one on is if I'm in an environment where I would need the protection. That's usually the beach for me and I don't have to worry much with the amount of light coming through since there's certainly plenty of it at the beach.

In a studio environment where you would be doing portrait photography, I don't think a UV filter is needed. But if you decide to slap one on, you've got enough environmental control in a studio to compensate for any light fall off from the filter.

EDIT: BTW, I use a Hoya UV Haze if I need it.

Thanks alpharon, I doubt I will be in a studio much. Indoor on the site event portraits are what I'm looking to do. I have survived with my 24-70 for some time but the bokeh just isnt anything compared with this amazing lens. So I'm guessing you'd advise against a filter since its indoors?




  
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Mar 30, 2011 09:27 as a reply to  @ NatX's post |  #2269

GAH! I wish I hadn't come in here again... :mad: I'm thinking I'm going to have to toss my 135 & pick one of these up :D


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Mar 30, 2011 10:31 |  #2270

^ don't... You will miss the 135L. The sigma 85 is really nice but you can't replace the fl. Trust me.. don't drink coffee for a month, eat ramen, do what you need to do


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Mar 30, 2011 11:27 |  #2271

^ +1. I've got both the 135L and the Sigma 85. Neither one is ever going to be sold. The 85mm focal length should compliment what you have now.


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Mar 30, 2011 11:57 |  #2272

i really want this. i think i am going to dump my canon 85 f/1.8 and something else for it. i just hate to not get a good copy. i owned the 50 now and it seems to be a tat bit front focus, not as sharp as some of the pics seen here. i also just picked up the 135 and i really dig that lens.


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Mar 30, 2011 12:00 |  #2273

After using my Rokinon 85 on my 5d2, I find that I really enjoy this fl on a full frame sensor. On my previous 1dIII I was on the fence, but now I know I need this lens.


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Mar 30, 2011 18:33 |  #2274

I really do love this lens! Here's a shot of my baby Jonah! I haven't had problems with my copy!


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Mar 30, 2011 19:09 as a reply to  @ lapiqurestudios's post |  #2275

Love this lens... sold my f/1.2.

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Mar 30, 2011 21:53 |  #2276

my last 3 shots with the 85. sorry for the links... already posted in a couple others threads.

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Mar 30, 2011 22:23 |  #2277

Bokehlicious...

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Mar 30, 2011 22:36 |  #2278

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Bokehlicious...

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Nice Shot! but one ball is upside down! lol


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Mar 30, 2011 22:39 |  #2279

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Nice Shot! but one ball is upside down! lol

Hehehehe....I know.


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Mar 30, 2011 22:44 |  #2280

Loving this lens <3

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