Filters & Tripod

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  1. FrankLamont

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    I can get a polarising Fokar 52mm CP filter at $35. Or a Kenka 52mm CP at $39.

    Which one would you get?

    Also, Slik SDV550 Tripod I can get for $26. Anything bad about these?

    Thanks.
     
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    Edit: I meant FOTAR, not FOKAR.

    Also, is it worth getting a cheap UV filter AS WELL?

    I've just heard that it's good for protecting, but I don't see the point in image difference if I have a polarising filter... does a UV filter affect the image? (differently to the polarising, that is)How?
     
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    I wouldnt waste the money on the tripod. Spend good money on a tripod.
     
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    UV filters do little to your image. If you buy a cheap one it may change the IQ of your shots however.
     
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    Oks for starters lets try this.... what camera are you using. The mm's on on filters are not like the mm's on lenses. The mm's on filters are the size of lens mount they will fit on.
     
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    Ah, pardon me.

    It's an EOS 450D/Rebel XSi.
     
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    What lens are you using?
     
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    18-55 & 55-250
     
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    So that means you're going to want to get a filter with a 58mm thread size. What's your reason for wanting a CP filter?
     
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    Polarising filter... for enhancing the colours and protecting the lens.

    Oh, and the tripod factor...

    Slik SDV550 Tripod reduced from $50 to $30.

    There's also (uncertain about this one) Inca AT330 Tripod from $30 to $25, and the Velbon CX-480 with Case from $90 to $60.

    I'd like to get the Slik, but it doesn't say whether it comes with case or not. There's also a [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Slik SDV-30 Tripod[/FONT], but it's $45 and I don't know the difference.
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    Kenko Circular Polariser 58mm Filter - $50

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]58mm - Hoya 58mm Circular Polarising G series Filter (budget series) - $51[/FONT]

    I'm doubtful about the Inca.
     
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    I would say to definitely get the hoya filter, as for the tripod, they're not really my area of expertise but from what I see, the velbon would be a good choice because it can go higher, and also has a greater maximum load.
     

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