Filter Question

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  1. carolinasoutdoor

    carolinasoutdoor TPF Noob!

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    I have a Sony A300 with a 18-70MM lense. I'm interested in getting a few filters mainly to knock down on the haze that we tend to have on these humid days in the south. This is probably a dumb question but is there any particular size that I need? I've notice on B&H that they differ from 30mm up to 72mm. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance. :thumbup:
     
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    Yes, on your lens it should say what filter size it accepts.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If it's this lens, then you'll need a 55mm filter.

    Just for some light reading on filters, try this.

    All in all, don't get cheap filters. Either get a good quality multi-coated one or do without. That's just my opinion. Brands that stand out are B+W and Hoya.
     
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    Thanks for the link.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Usually the back of your lens cap will also say the size, FYI.
     
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    But you can remove ALLOT more haze in photoshop than any filter ever could! They only help a tiny bit.
     
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    carolinasoutdoor TPF Noob!

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    At what cost?:thumbdown:
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use a Circular Polarizer quite abit and, have Nikons Clear glass protector for when I dont. I live in Az and have to deal with alot of dust.
     
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    At absolutely no cost at all if you mean image quality! If you mean $ then still no cost at all.

    I can almost always produce far far FAR better results with software than with a glass or acetyl cellulose filters. And not only that but unlike a filter I can undo the changes. There are few exceptions to this. The few I can think of are a good polarizer, an Infra Red (IR) filter, or a neutral density (ND) filter.

    We are talking about digital cameras here right?
     

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