Filter Poll

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Nikon Fan, Nov 16, 2004.

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Which type of filter do you prefer???

  1. What the crap is a filter???

    5.0%
  2. Screw in Filter

    85.0%
  3. Drop in Filter System

    10.0%
  4. D: None of the above

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Nikon Fan

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    Alright so I posted a filter question earlier, and got some good response. But am still torn between drop in or screw in filters. Sooooo here's a poll to see what you all think is better.
     
  2. Walt

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    Better? A good dop in filter is probably better than a cheap screw in. A good screw in is better than a cheap drop in. Both have varying quality depending on manufacturer. I personally use Cokin mainly because of cost and flexibility.
     
  3. Nikon Fan

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    Sorry better is not a sufficient word, what I was looking for was personal preference :wink:
     
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    For general photos I guess I prefer the screw-in types. For landscapes and static types of shooting I think a good quality drop in is better. Particularly if you want to use a ND Graduated filter.

    Cokin are a good balance between quality and price. If you have the money Singh-Ray filters are excellent.
     
  5. Patrick

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    Gotta say screw in....never tried anything else. :roll:
     
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    Usually use screw in out of laziness on 35mm. But for quality and accuracy I go for Kodak gells.
     
  7. Nikon Fan

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    So here's another question. They make special filters for black and white film right??? So what happens if you use a film for color on black and white...such as a polarizing filter???
     
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    Polarising filters work with colour and to a limited extent (OK Motcon! a reasonable extent... OK. OK - the same extent) on b&w. If you put B/W contrast filters (yellow, green, orange, red et al) on for colour work you just get a yellow, green, etc. image on your colour film.
    Other colour filters like UV or colour correction have little or no effect on b/w film - they just reduce your exposure.
     

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