Sigma 105mm 1.4 owners, are you protecting the front lens?

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CptAmerica
CptAmerica Senior Member • Posts: 1,567
Re: Sigma 105mm 1.4 owners, are you protecting the front lens?
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MichaelFrederickPhoto wrote:

As the title asks, when you are shooting outdoors are you using anything to protect that glass since you can screw on a filter.

I see Breakthrough has a X4 UV for $200. Dropping this much on a lens has my stomach sick but after several rentals, its became a great tool for my business.

I never use protection filters on lenses. I will sometimes use an ND on my sigma 40 for moving water landscapes, but I have no need for any filter of any kind of a my 105 portrait lens.

I will qualify that with the fact that I am typically OVERLY cautious with how I treat my gear and where I will and will not take my lenses. If I think there is a chance at damage...I simply won't shoot.

On a different note, my 105 is my favorite lens, but my AF motor is already going out after only a couple thousand images on it.  I shipped it to Sigma this morning.

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Nikon D850 Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Nikon D4 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.4G +7 more
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