urgent filter question

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  1. sabenemmons

    sabenemmons TPF Noob!

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    I am new to using filters and think i could really use a diffuser (soft focus, fog whatever) in a upcoming "photoshoot" i am doing. My dumb question is what does the size mean i dont understand what the mm size has to do with anything or does the size determin the intencity of the effect.
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    Most filters have threads and screw onto the front of your lens. Therefore, the the filter threads have to match the thread size of your lens. 52mm, 55mm, 58mm etc.

    If you have a few different lenses with different thread sizes, you should buy all of your filters at the biggest size. You can then buy step-up rings which will adapt the smaller threads to the bigger filter.
     
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    cool thanks,
     
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    If you are shooting digitally, you can reproduce that effect with photoshop easily. The benefit then is that not all of your photos are bound to it.
     
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    great web site rogue very very informative, well i went out and bought my first filter last night a promaster diffuison cant wait to use it and post some results. I am very interested in the idea posted on that website i plan to give that a try to.
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    i am a huge fan of photoshop, but resently i have been trying just to use it for croping and things of that sort i am trying to ............get a bit more "real" with my photographs if that makes any sence, dont get me wrong i love photoshop its just not for me at this point "in my photographic journey".
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