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Old Feb 11, 2014, 7:45 PM   #11
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...all made by Sigma ...
I didn't see that, and I highly doubt it. In fact, aside from the lens, and maybe the lens cleaning cloth, it's probably all junk.

But on top of that, Amazon isn't selling it. A company called Sunset Electronics is. Sunset Electronics is in Brooklyn, and as a rule, online retailers in Brooklyn are crooks. See:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sunset-elect...-brooklyn?ob=1

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/...%20Electronics

http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-88761-1.html

http://www.bbb.org/NYC/business-revi...lyn-ny-120255/

Forget them. Stick with the reliable retailers:

http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Adorama

http://www.resellerratings.com/store...ideo_Pro_Audio
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Old Feb 11, 2014, 7:49 PM   #12
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Oh, yeah I had read that somewhere when looking at bundles. Glad you caught that little piece of info cause I missed it. Thanks again! I'm going back to my original plan of just getting the camera and lens for the time being.
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One filter to discuss: a skylight or a UV filter. Basically, this is a nearly clear filter which is there to protect the front surface of the lens. Some do this, so they do not have to replace the lens after it gets impacted, others do not, because any filter introduces some optical degradation. This is a trade-off only you can decide. Some factors:

- One is most helpful on a lens you'll carry around on the move more frequently.
- It is more appealing for more expensive lenses.
- If you buy one, don't get a cheap one - you want undistorted optical glass, MULTI-COATED (to reduce reflections).
- If you have one on, clean it regularly.
- If you use one, remove it for critical pictures where you want the best possible image.
- Remove it if using another filter; never use two filters.

This article from my blog may help you at some point:
http://photostuffetc.com/uncategoriz...better-images/

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Old Mar 28, 2014, 7:08 PM   #14
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I’m one of those who has always kept a high quality UV or skylight filter on my lenses. I know there are those who say the filter degrades quality, but frankly, I’ve not seen it. The way I see it, it’s worth the added protection, though I’ve never broken one. Absolutely agree with SpinMan, keep it clean.
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... I know there are those who say the filter degrades quality, but frankly, Iíve not seen it. ...
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... The way I see it, itís worth the added protection, though Iíve never broken one. ...
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Okay, so I could have five different sized lenses and would need five different sized filters if I wanted a specific filter for all lenses? I'm assuming people only need one filter per camera and they use it primarily on one lenses. I'm also assuming that most people only use filters on prime lenses.
Buy Cokin P series, one filter for all lenses, I use LEE filters
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I've already been given help on the different brand of filters, so I'm good there, but I do notice different sizes of filters, 55mm, 60mm, 77mm, etc, etc. How do I know which size will fit the camera? For those who don't know, I don't have the camera yet but I will be purchasing the Nikon D7100 and a 17-70mm sigma lens. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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