Filter Choice -Wide angle
Posted 25 August 2003 - 06:09 AM
I am heading off to Borneo soon, and am going to do some wide angle ( Nikon f80, 16mm fish eye ). Are there any filters which I should use for wide angle, or nothing at all.
new wide angle photographer
Posted 25 August 2003 - 06:23 AM
- Col. John "Hannibal" Smith
Nikon, Seatool, Nexus, Inon
Posted 27 August 2003 - 05:10 AM
Remember to have the sun behind you and shoot with a horizontal or even slightly downward camera angle. Oh, and make sure your own shadow isn't in the shot. I have made that mistake 1000s of times! Often best close to midday when the sun is nice and high.
A simple way to start is in waist deep water (such as on top of the reef at Sipadan?) where just a 5CC or 10CC filter will be nice. Here is an example shot taken with the 16mm and F100 in G Cayman a few weeks ago. I used a 10CC Red on the back of the lens (cut out and placed in the filter holder). Film EBX 100.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:18 AM
Gel ? I have 3 filters supplied with the Nikon 16 mm lens. It has these bayonet filters which are made of glass. ( not like the sigma 16mm which has these things u need to cut) . Thanks for the advice about filter and strobes, and it looks like only to be used with natural light.
Will try to find the nikon equivalent