Best UWA for NEX-6: Sony 10-18 vs Sigma 8-16 w/adapter?

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bart Hickman Veteran Member • Posts: 7,256
Re: Filters is the lockout feature...

Dohmnuill wrote:

Bart Hickman wrote:

IMO, you seriously handicap your landscape photography without a polarizer. This is especially true on ultra-wide lenses.

This is especially NOT true with UW lenses.

The wide angle of view means only a segment of polarisation occurs, and this results in a dark patch of sky (usually) with lighter areas on either side. Looks terrible.

You couldn't possibly be more mistaken.  If I had to pick one polarizer, it'd first be for my widest lens.  Next choice would be the mid-zoom.  The very last choice would be my telephoto zoom.

Sky is the least important thing for a polarizer--if that's why you use it, then you're doing it wrong.  Foliage and water surfaces are the most common things needing a polarizer.  The polarizer works uniformly across the frame for surface reflections.  The UWA lenses are the most important because the variety of reflected light distracts from the composition and colors.  On longer lenses, you tend to have more inherent subject isolation and not having a polarizer is less damaging to the comp.


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