anything you put in front of your lens will degrade the quality
yes even the UV/Skylight filter
but splutter's concerns is that the shutter speed was going too high and wanted to cut the amount of light
ND is Neutral Density filter, which mean it doesn't made to change/alter colors.
Unless you pixel peep, I doubt you can see the image quality degradation by ND.
when i saw the ENTIRE range of nikkor lenses there, i nearly dried up with excessive drooling...
105VR?that's really not a portrait lens imho.
to me, it's either 105dc or 85 1.4
or both...if my bonus year end is good.
he my idol but he also one 'dao ghia' (JJ)
he where will want a dumbo tudi like me?oh perleeeeeessseeee
ND filters also got good and bad ones mah. Just get the better ones that have almost no colour cast lor. You'll be surprised how much light some lenses can let in, shutter speeds at 8000 still not fast enough. Or at times you need to sync with flash at shutter speeds of 200, really need to cut a lot of light.
People generally want a faster sensitivity. ISO100 is just about right. You do get ISO50 for digital compacts though..