Let's Talk Filters

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  1. rangerrick9211

    rangerrick9211 TPF Noob!

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    Broad topic. Lots of options. So, what's you favorite? What does it accomplish? When do you use it? What else is out there? And any bit of info someone knew to the game would need to know regarding filters.

    Thanks in advance. :hug::
     
  2. jbylake

    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    Are you talking film, or digital. A few important differences there.

    J.:mrgreen:
     
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    Goontz TPF Noob!

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    There's tons of info on this topic already via a search.

    UV filters, Polarizing filters, ND filters. I don't think there's much need for any others on digital. Film is another story.
     
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    rangerrick9211 TPF Noob!

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    Digital.
     
  5. rangerrick9211

    rangerrick9211 TPF Noob!

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    Nothing collaborated though. At least in my search.
     
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    mdcrisp2000 TPF Noob!

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    I use LEE soft grad ND filters for virtually all of my landscape work. Unless you're gonna stack exposures for all your shots, they're pretty invaluable. Plus, the dark half is big enough to act as a straight ND, so it's like two for one!

    A 2 stop hard grad and a circular polariser are on my Christmas list. :D
     
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    robdavis305 TPF Noob!

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    I have a uv filter on on my lens but use a polarizer in the middle of the day when sun is at its peak and nd when doing water pics.
     
  8. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Since I don't have a lot of money to burn, I own a CP. Everything else I can pretty much duplicate it in Photoshop. You can't duplicate a CP in Photoshop though. ;)
     
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    Darkhunter139 TPF Noob!

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    I just got a Canon 500d close up lens. Its pretty cool works really well and since I wont be able to afford a macro lens any time soon I plan on using it a lot.

    2821A002 Canon 52 Close-Up Lens 500D (for lenses 70mm TO 300mm)

    I have a Quantary Circular Polaraizer as well that I have not got a chance to use yet, I am not sure if the quality is any good but I will probably end up getting a better one down the road (Someone gave it to me because they had a spare)

    Quantaray Circular Polarizer Filter - RitzCamera.com (Can anyone give me some feedback on this? Do you recommend using it?)
     
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    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Circular polarizer filter... Most of my pictures are outside in daylight and I use this one the most. Cuts glare, reflections, etc... and increases saturation.
     
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    skieur TPF Noob!

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    An enhancement filter, a warming polarizer, and a graduated neutral density filter for digital on camera work. My most used software filter would be a sunshine filter which will duplicate a sunny look, even in the shade.

    skieur
     
  12. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    BAM!

    I would suggest another indulgence into the topic as it has been thoughly discussed.... on this forum.
     

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