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  1. jacsul

    jacsul TPF Noob!

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    A few mos ago I bought an E-620 package (body + 2 lenses) now I'm adding acc. ;)
    I'd like to get some filters for it (58mm), I shoot mostly outdoor/landscapes, wildlife and portaits W/some little league sports as well.:p
    Am I better off looking for a kit of should I just go buy them piece by piece? What would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance for the input.
    Jack
     
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    Most filters have more affect on bw shooting than they do on color, and most filter effects can be simulated or duplicated in PP.

    Mostly you will need "protection" (personal choice whether or not you use it...lol) for the glass in the lens in a UV / haze / skylight filters.

    Two what I consider "cannot do without them" filters that come to mind are CPL (Polarizer) and ND filters.

    Cross-star filters can be fun to use, but not necessary, and some people don't even like them at all.

    Happy shooting...
     
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    Thanks, what brands should I avoid?
     
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    The cheap ones.

    Top of the line is Singh-Ray. Good brands are B+W, Heliopan, Lee. Hoya makes some good filters and some not so good filters.
     

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