A&P Which filters needed.. if any?

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  1. Demon

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    I've ordered myself the Canon EOS 450D Digital SLR Camera Twin IS Lens Kit with : 18-55mm IS + 55-250mm IS Lens...

    I'll be using this camera for the car Sprints at the end of June..

    My question is do you advise me to get any filters for either protection or UV filters for the event? I'll be right next to the racetrack on the front straight to get some great shots.

    Are filters worth it? I see people saying that yes they are great for protection, and others saying they wouldn't use them becuase putting a cheap peice of glass on the ends of your lens doesn't help image quality.

    Can OTAP recommend any filters for the setup i'll be using? :noes:
     
  2. nine

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    decent B+W filters will almost be worth more than your kit lenses :mamoru:
     
  3. Demon

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    Cool, thanks for the insightful reply :greddy:
     
  4. Dwight Schrute

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    You will never get a consistent answer on this. There are the pro and anti protective filter crowds and you will never convince them otherwise.

    But a good protection/UV filter (B+W) is around a $100. Not exactly worth it for your $175 kit lens. I think that was the point nine was trying to make.
     
  5. Sympathy

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    are the car sprints going to be at night?
     
  6. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    he makes a good point. good filters like B&W or the top line HOYA's are expensive. if you do plan on using them, it wouldnt be worth it because the LENSES are worth nil. the filters would cost roughly 100 bucks a pop. hardly worth it on lenses that cost 60 and 200 bucks.
     
  7. TtamNedlog

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    Personally, I'm not a fan of "protection" with filters. Then again I'm never shooting in any situations that would need it. Sitting up front at a race on the other hand... that might not be a bad idea to protect the lens.

    Then there's the point that the others are making. The lenses aren't that expensive in the first place.

    *shrug*
     
  8. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    if using filters will give you peace of mind then i say do it. i buy from these guys, slphotogear on ebay. its a camera shop in montana that is a hoya authorized distributor. you can get the multicoated filter for the kit lens from them for just over 20 bucks shipped.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-58mm-HOYA-H...hZ018QQcategoryZ67353QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

    yes, a super top of the line B+W is better, but this is at least coated 3 times and will shatter before your front lens element does.

    or you can get the 12 coated super-hmc for ~5 bux more. :dunno:
     
  9. Demon

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    Cool, thanks for the replies guys.

    Sorry for the smartass reply i gave to the first reply.. my bad :o

    So am I choosing the better deal with the XSI over the Nikon D80 in regards to the kit lens?
     
  10. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Got my 67mm B+W UV/Haze MRC for $54 shipped from B+H....
     
  11. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    nikon kit lenses have always been better than canons. personally, i'd just buy an XTI, and use the saved money and get the tamron 17-50 and a used canon 70-200 f/4. bit pricey, but a great starter kit.
     
  12. NetChemica

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    Usually going with your first DSLR, the biggest decision is Canon or Nikon.

    Deciding the battle between the two solely on the kit lens is retarded. Go to the store, play with the XSI and the D80, and decide on which camera you will like better. Most people can't tell the difference between the two kit lenses anyway.
     
  13. mojito

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    i use no filters for digital, but have whole bag of them for film :hs:

    a circular polarizer isn't "needed" but if any were, that would be it
     
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    Im new to this whole SLR world, and I have never ran into a bigger group of elitest dipshits in my life. Its fucking impossible to get an educated opinion on anything. I thought this forum was about art and photography, not Canon VS Nikon.

    I think you guys even have a one-up on gun fanatics.

    Of course, this is for the most part. Im sure there are the rarity out there who are just interested in photography and not sackriding Canon or Nikon. You assholes are pathetic douchcanoes with tiny penis syndrome and are making up for it by your 2 foot long camera lens. Lame. Let me add a smiley to make my post cooler. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  15. Demon

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    Nah, held only in the daytime
     
  16. Demon

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    Totally agree.
     
  17. mobbarley

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    did i miss that bit? :dunno:
     
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    to the thread starter: dont bother with any filters, a UV is only good if you plan on hiking somewhere full of dust and dirt, but your lens / body will still eat the dust anyway. A circular polariser could be helpful for a pleasing image, but will take some light away from your already slow lens (not sure how much of a problem this would be for a race during the day)
     
  19. Demon

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    Cool, thanks mate :big grin:

    I've got a couple of hoods for the lenses.. so I don't think i'll worry about the filters.
     
  20. IntheWorks

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    post like this are not needed/wanted; This is not the main forum. Mark this as your 1st warning.
     

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