A&P What filters does everyone have?

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  1. Claydus

    Claydus Active Member

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    What are some must have filters for lenses these days for 35mm SLRs and 35mm DLSRs??
     
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    For my still camera:

    1. polorizer
    2. cu diaopters
    3. green (for b/w skin tones)
    4 color correction (85B) to use dayligt film w/3200k tungsten lights.
    5. clear UV filters to protect lenses.
    6. clear glass that I use for effects like vasoline around the edges.

    For video:
    1. clear UV on all lenses.
    2. series of 4x4 gradiant filters, dark to clear and sunset to clear.
    3. series of various fog filters.
    4. series of softnet black filters.
    5. polorizer.
    6. ND and color correction filters are built into the camera.
     
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    UV
    polarizer
    skylight
     
  4. mojito

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    you use green filters on skin? What kinda pics are you taking? Most people don't want their blemishes and texture emphesized. Usually a dark yellow or orange filter, and/or soft focus is used in porttaiture.

    UV should always be on a lens to help protect
    polarizers are a must. If its an autofocus lens, you need a circular polarizer

    Cokin has a A and P series where you get one holder, one bracket for each lens diamater, and the just 1 filter of each kind. What's nice is how many filters, especially special effect filters they have
     
  5. dmora

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    i'm going to get some filters, but i'm still researching exactly what i need. :hs:
     
  6. Jcolman

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    To be honest, were were taught that green helps to reduce blemishes in
    B/W so hence the filter. I've used it once or twice when I was a photojournalist but I found that it blocked too much light for my taste so I stopped using it. A softnet or light fog works nice but I don't use them in video anymore because I can control the softness so much more in postproduction and I always have the option of reverting back to the original.
     
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  8. nitro

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    COLOR:

    HAZE/UV on lens all the times
    SKY 1-A
    80A & 80B
    85, 85A, & 85B
    81A, 81B
    FC-B & FC-D (don't use them anymore)

    PAN:

    RED 25A
    GREEN #11
    YELLOW #2, 3

    ALL:

    ND 0.3 & 0.6
    POLARIZER
     
  9. Claydus

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    Would anyone mind posting pics that have that were taken with filters?
     
  10. Easton

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    Gosh i've spent like nearly $1000 AUD on filters alone :(
     
  11. Jcolman

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    My bad. I went back and looked thru my camera bag and my reference book. I have a yellow filter for skin. The green filter I have is to lighten the skin, not smooth the blemishes. Green will also lighten foliage in b/w shots.

    It's been too many years since I shot b/w. Thanks for setting me straight.
    :bigthumb:
     
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    UV filters for all!~ :love:
    one polarizer for my mid-range lens
    ND filter for my tele
     

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