Are color filters any good with a DSLR?

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  1. railman44

    railman44 TPF Noob!

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    With b&w film color filters can really make the difference. Are they worth a hoot with digital cameras?
     
  2. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I would like to know this also.
     
  3. ksmattfish

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    You can achieve the affects of most colored filters when you convert a color file into a BW file with Adobe PS, or other graphics editor, but if you want to use a filter on the lens you could.
     
  4. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    There's really no need. As Matt said, you can control that very easily in PS via the channel mixer.
     
  5. Eric.

    Eric. TPF Noob!

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    Yes. I like them. However, the one I use (my fathers 20-D) comes with built in filters. It's nice and you can definetly achieve nice results with them. I'm not big into fooling around with my pictures in photoshop to much.
     
  6. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    You really have to need to use a particular filter when shooting 20D.

    It's like shooting slide with a filter, and then printing on BW paper.
     
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    for bw shots, there is no need. for color shots, it can help quite a bit (i hope i dont get killed for this), a.k.a. a polariser and ND grads. some of this you can achieve in post processing, but it doesnt look quite as good and is more of a pain to do it all in photoshop.
     

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