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Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by meg27, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. meg27

    meg27 TPF Noob!

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    Hi, just a quick question! I am about to buy myself a set of filters, the square type rather than the round screw ons. The thing is i know there are about three main brands out there, but i can't remember the names of them for the life of me!!! is one of them Lee? Oh i don't know, please help me!!! I want to try and get a cheap deal on ebay!!

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    Conkin I know is a biggy.
     
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    thankyou thankyou thankyou! It was on the tip of my tongue!
    Does anyone have an opinion on which manufacturer is best?
     
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    ooh, actually its Cokin, not conkin!
     
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    Cokin, Lee, Hoya, Heliopan, SunPak, Tiffen?
     
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    The most expensive one. :lmao:
     
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    as always!
     
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    B+W filters are good as well.
     
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    Get the Cokin filter system, it's fun and easy to use if you want to switch around filters alot.
     
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    I'd recommend Cokin if you want a decent filter system thats fairly cheap to buy... There's some debate as to whether their Neutral density grads are really neutral (they call them 'grey' grads), but I've never had any problems...

    If you're really serious about your photography, and are prepared to spend a bit more, then Lee would be a great choice - a lot of the well known professionals use Lee - Joe Cornish etc...

    Also depends on where you're buying... Not sure if B+W is easily available over here in the UK
     

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