Filters Help/Advice

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  1. emz_3

    emz_3 TPF Noob!

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    I'm very much a n00b when it comes to techincal stuff Lol.

    I have a Question, is there any decent filters for a Canon E0S 350D ?
    My Lens is an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. I have an UV Filter which my Dad gave me to Protect the Camera a bit. But I was wondering if there was anything like Photo Filters, or something like that? Just curious really.

    Apologies for my N00biness :lol:

    Ta if anyone can help :)
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The only filter I would suggest for you...is a circular polarizer. Just about anything else can be easily duplicated with Photoshop.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Just a note. When you use a polarizer, remove your UV filter because with two stacked filters, you'll increase the chance of flaring and vignetting.
     
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    Depending what style pictures you like to take, a filter I find a lot of fun to use is Infrared. The Hoya R72 is the one I use mostly, and it leads to some very different pictures that IMO could not be produced with after effects.

    Other than that I own a UV and circular polarizer like the suggestions above.
     
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    The only filters I use are the polarizer, infrared and cross-star, it just doesn't look the same in PS.
     
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    Can we see some infared examples. Please!!
     
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    So all you do is slap on a filter and get that as a result?
     
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    [​IMG]

    This was not straight off my Canon S3 IS, it had to be processed afterwards in photoshop a bit. Levels and channel swaps basically.
     

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