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Jan 07, 2013 22:41 |  #1

Well I have this lens the 85L which I use for portraits shots and want to use it outside coming spring and summer but wonder if I should use a clear 010 type filter or mrc nano type polarizer by BH . Can the polarizer be used indoors for shooting portraits? What do you use if anything on your 85mm or portrait lens? any intel is appreciated .
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Jan 07, 2013 22:45 |  #2

No, unless I'm using a CPL.


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Jan 07, 2013 22:53 |  #3

I'm using a Hoya HD filter on mine. I can't see any image degradation from it so I'm leaving it on all the time.

I wouldn't recommend using a polarizer indoors though. You might lose a stop or more of light with it and kind of defeats the purpose of having a really fast lens.


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Jan 07, 2013 22:58 as a reply to  @ Scatterbrained's post |  #4

You love them or you hate them, that's the point with filters!
Personally I ALWAYS use a (good) neutral UV-filter on every lens I have.
Simply for protection and nothing else. I would rather NOT use any but (even with the use of solar caps) came across too many lens-dangerous situations (rain-dust-fingers).
So, for the 85LII I indeed use the (Canon) UV-filter and do mostly portrait with no apparent problems.
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Jan 07, 2013 23:05 |  #5

I always have Pro 1 Digital MC UV(0) on my 85L for protection, and I do not see any noticeable degradation in IQ.


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Jan 07, 2013 23:08 |  #6

awesome I put the neutral b&h haze filter on and see no difference in the portraits shot inside and may give the cpl outside . like you said it might effect my shots inside by a stop or two and I love using the natural light that comes in my main window ..guess i can experiment ..but thanks for the input..
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Jan 08, 2013 01:07 |  #7

I have a B+W filter just incase.

On top of that I also have a 6-stop B+W ND filter for wide open shooting in broad day light.


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Jan 08, 2013 01:13 |  #8

None except ND filter if I can't keep it under 1/8000th.




  
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Jan 08, 2013 01:28 |  #9

None what's so ever.




  
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Jan 08, 2013 04:49 as a reply to  @ drive_75's post |  #10

I have a ND filter but rarely use it. Most of the time no filter but always always use the lens hood


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Jan 08, 2013 05:04 |  #11

I use high quality UV filters instead of lens caps. If I ever notice an objectionable flare (usually this only happens at night) I just take it off. Having to take off a filter once every 1,000 shots is much more convenient than taking a lens cap on and off and on and off and on and off and then losing it at the most inopportune time. UV filters aren't a binary, either-or- always on or always off proposition. Walk the middle path, my children.


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Jan 08, 2013 08:06 |  #12

I have a B+W filter on mine, Id much rather it get damaged then the beautiful front element. Ive noticed no difference in IQ with it on.


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