A&P Help me with filters please..

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  1. robz

    robz OT Supporter

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    Okay well I'm very new at this and i don't know anything about filters.

    but anywho, i just got into photography and this guy at my work keeps pushing me along and today he gave me his old camera bag and in it he had a bunch of filters for me to have..

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    well first off are these crap? or not really?

    kay and then can anyone explain to me what and when you would use some of them? from my understanding a uv protractor is simply there to protect your lens right?

    oh and how much do you think their worth? he was telling me how he has probably $5,000 in total just in filters :eek: man i feel like such a dumb ass talking to him.
     
  2. Hypnos_VI

    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    tiffen > promaster > sunpak

    tiffens are very nice filters. promasters are hoya i believe. also good filters. im not sure on the sunpak ones tho. still tho, thats a damn good assortment of filters.

    the red orange and yellow filters are for black and white. each one enhances a differt part of you picture. if you google black and white filters you can get a lot of info on when to use them.

    the UV ones help reduces haze, and protect your lens.

    polarizers reduce glair, lets you see thru reflective surfaces, and enhance color saturation. go outside and turn it as you look thru it, some cool stuff.
     
  3. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Hypnos_VI JENGA!

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    lol am i wrong on that one. personally i only use B+W...lol.
     
  5. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    mid/low end they aren't anything special
     
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    tiffen are alright, i didnt see a noticeable difference between those and some of the higher priced ones. I especailly wouldnt recomend somebody new to photography to spend 80$ for a CP
     

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