A&P Your opinions on filters?

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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    Right now I've got some really shitty UV filter on my carry around lens just to keep it from getting scratched, dirty, etc... I'm going to order a new Sigma 10-20mm lens and will obviously need another filter to put over it so i don't ruin the lens.

    I'll probably end up getting a 77mm uv filter again... but are there some other filters I should add to my collection?
     
  2. Biff

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    A polarizing filter is very useful to knock down reflections and increase contrast, but a pain to use if the front element rotates.

    One that I rarely use but is a lifesaver is a Neutral Density filter which lets one shoot long exposures on very bright days (a polarizing filter also provides some neutral desity, just not as much). Instead a graduated neutral density filter provides more control.

    Also nighttime photography can get interesting with a star filter, but I personally think the shots can begin to look cliche if they are overdone.
     
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    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    :werd: I have a B+W UV filter, and it works great.
     
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    tiffens fine, not high end. but decent. almost all the filters i have for my 52mm are tiffen. 72+ is Hoya/B+W.
     

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