Suggestion on filters..

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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    For general wildlife photography? I know they change per subject, but In genera, are there any staples of filters to have while taking wildlife photos? Dont think landscapes, I know for them it is CPOL or Skylight. Think animal, anything?

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    I consider 95% of filters to be obsolete with a digital workflow. Why put something in front of your lens, which gives you one effect...when you can create the same effect, or a million variations of it, very easily with software?

    If you are shooting outdoors in the sun, then I'd recommend a CP...be it for landscapes or wildlife...but if you can't afford to loose that stop of light, then ditch the filter.
     
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    I agree with the software, but with a computer with <20% memory and without $600+ for photoshop, filters are it for me for now :lol: . The first filter I am getting will be a CPOL. Any brands to 100% stay away from with the CPOL's?

    EDIT: I also have heard you can't duplicate the CPOL's effect with PP. I know you could probably get darn close, but not exactly.

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    I agree with the other two above, all the effects needed should be able to be done easily in pp, Photoshop even has a filter adjustment menu.
     
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    I dont have any kind of PP software, is the problem. And I font plan to dish out $600+ for PS anytime soon. :lol:

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