Peter2516 wrote in post #12957749
owners of this lens....questions for you.
1. How often do you use CPL or do you recommend to use it.
2. How about UV filter do you always have it on?
3. What CPL or UV filter are better but not too pricey.
1. I use one as and when it will improve the picture. For skies you need to be aware that the effect will be weaker at one side of the picture than the other, due to the wide field of view, so your deep blue sky will fade to a paler blue on the other side. This can look OK with some pics but not with others, so use with caution.
When not used for deepening blue skies though, the fading effect is much less noticeable and a CPL can be extremely useful for killing reflections in selected parts of an image. In that role, it doesn't matter if you only remove reflections from part of a lake, or half the windows in a building. Reflections in life affect different parts of a scene more than others and it looks perfectly natural. If using it to reduce reflections on a car, for example, you can only do the side or the upper surfaces anyway, due to the angles of the subject, you can kill the reflections in the windscreen or sidewindows as you choose, but not both at the same time.
2. Never, but I never use one on any of my other lenses either. They are expensive if you get one that won't knacker your images and have little or no practical benefit in my eyes, certainly not enough to justify the expense.
3. I have 4 Kood CPL filters, a filter that has a good quality and doesn't impair IQ, whilst offering a saving over the top name brands. they do seem to only be available in the European market though. Avoid the cheap ones, as they will affect IQ noticeably.