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#1 djp_y2k

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 07:59 AM

Hi

I want to start buying some filters but not to sure which ones to get or which make.

From wot I have read. I need Uv, polariser, 81a,81c

and a red and orange for black & white work.

Is this correct or do u reccommend other or more.

Plus which are the best makes to look at.

Thanks

Dan

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 05:02 PM

Hi Dan,
For topside work the filters you mention are a good combination.
For underwater work the filters you'll want are very different. I've just posted a question in the DSLR forum on this topic and I'm waiting for the answers (http://www.wetpixel....c&p=45817#45817)
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 05:03 PM

Thank link should be http://www.wetpixel....c&p=45817#45817
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#4 djp_y2k

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 02:01 AM

Thanks for the reply

will have a look at the link.

Dan

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Posted 22 January 2005 - 04:47 PM

Took a look through my bag and came up with:

Every lens has UV-0

Circular Polarizer

Yellow Hoya K2 (I think equivalent to Wratten 8 )
Red Hoya 25A (equivalent to Wratten 25)
Green Hoya X1 (that I don't think has ever been used)
Neutral Density Hoya ND 4x (2 stops)

Can't say I've ever really used 81's for warming, but then I've never did fashon stuff. I'd just change the shooting conditions if it was too much of north light.

I've generally used Hoya because their multicoat filters are quite good quality for the price. I've also used Nikon and B+W, but the prices are higher for marginal gain in quality for my uses.

The exception is, I recall having used B+W filters on the Nikkor 20mm, because they make an extra-thin filter that supposidly wouldn't vignette the corners. After trashing one of these, I put a regular Hoya multicoat filter on in it's place as a temp, and could not see a difference. This still might be an issue with some of the new ultra-wide (weitwinkel) zooms, though.

All the best, James

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 12:27 AM

thanks for that. much appreciated.

I thought 81 filters were used a fair bit in lndscape/outdoor photography to make the picture more warming and appealing.

Anyway thanks again

Dan