A&P Filters. What should i be looking at buying?

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  1. ace3

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    Going to Mexico in April, and South Africa in June. all i have are UV filters.

    When i had my kit lens & went to mexico, i bought a circular polarizer for it. i really had no idea what i was doing with it (why do you rotate it again?), so i didn't think much of it.

    do i want to buy CP filters for these trips?

    What about Neutral Density filters? I don't even know what they do.

    How would someone go about using a CP filter correctly?

    :dunno:
     
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    same here. i need to filter that will brighten up the colors when i shoot in broad daylight. It looks so washed out
     
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    I don't know either, but from what I've read you should be 90 degrees from the sun when using a CP, and rotating it goes from lighter to darker. But don't polarized sunglasses work fine when you're in front of the sun? :confused:
     
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    I bought a CP filter and will figure out how to use it when I get it :rofl:
     
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    so, is a CP the only filter i should look into getting for these trips?
     
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    grad nd's are also fun :dunno:
     
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    CP's are good. theyll take out reflections off windows and water allowing you to see through them. it will also give your a sky a deeper blue which is always nice. they will also act as a neutral density filter.
     
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    on the topic of filters how do you guys clean them
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    J R B The pink pills are for your sanity, we are buried

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    I really really want a graduated ND filter!!!
     
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    i don't use any with digital :o
     
  15. IntheWorks

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    I'll 2nd this. It will help you from blowing out the sky (like the Eiffel tower pic) I'd also suggest a couple of full ND filters as well. There are just some things that it's easier to do right then fix in post.
     
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    :cool:

    i'll look into it.

    i'm going to get another CP.
     
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    ND would only be used if there is too much light and you need to have slower shutter speeds. Waterfalls are an example.

    You could buy a 10 stop ND filter, take a long exposure of a building or busy plaza, and if the people are continuously moving, they will show up very little, if at all
     
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    In my line of work I have approximately 10-12 filters that I carry with me. I rarely use them all, since I can do just about all the effects in post production now. However, graduated ND filters (I have three) are used on 90% of my exterior shots. I have a CP filter but rarely use it, prefering to use the grads instead.
     
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    can you explain why?

    i don't really want to have a big goofy retangular filter holder gizmo sticking out the front of my camera. :o
     
  20. OlafBeserka

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    There are screw on ND filters too
     
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    tiffen make them, they rotate like CPs.. they are probably junk :dunno:

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  22. IntheWorks

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    my cousin has one and it works fairly well.
     
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    you fuckers always give me tons of options, and each one is always better than the next for 50% of the people here, and the other half say that option sucks.

    i'm going back to a P&S.
     
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    Just get some "shitty" Cokin graduated ND filters. You can get a pack for around $50. They are just as good as the ones that Galen Rowell used in many of his shots (see above thread).

    This is not a case where you need to give in to elitist faggery.
     

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