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gjones5252

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Filter help!
« on: December 26, 2012, 11:24:42 PM »
I am currently looking for good filters for my lenses. I have 3x77mm,1x82mm,1x67mm,1x52mm.
I have basic cheap filters on there that are good for basic stuff. How i use my filters is- I take them off when i am taking pictures of things i am getting paid for, pictures i know are valuable/useful, or where they could create an issue.
I leave them on most any other time. It helps a lot to keep my lenses clean and me not have to wipe them up or protect my nephew from actually touching a lens element.
Should i just keep to my basic extra protection i have and just buy a nice CPL in those sizes? or is there some reason i should buy all nice ones?
In my searching i found a great review that really seemed to enjoy the HOYA filters but it doesn't review CPL just the UV. ANy different recommendations for CPL?

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Re: Filter help!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 01:16:53 AM »
Personally, I would buy a top quality 82mm CPL and relevant step-up rings for the rest.

Filters for protection are a personal matter. Some advocate and some don't.

Why do you need to mount a CPL on all your lenses. What are you photographing?
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Re: Filter help!
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 01:46:04 AM »
Not all but most. I often like to go hiking with just two bodies and two lenses. It's nice to be able to take our reflections or for landscape spreads.
When it comes to portrait or weddings I don't know that it is useful for anything there so I never really take them.

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Re: Filter help!
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 04:21:37 AM »
If you're hiking with 2 cameras and 2 lenses, then buy an 82mm & a 77mm CPL, with step-up rings. That way all your lenses are covered.

CPL's are also great for taking photographs of cars, chrome and through windows. The bride has to arrive at the wedding somehow.

I don't know much about filters. So I have to rely on opinions and reviews. I am yet to come across a review that compares CPL's across brands. I recently read a review about haze filters that ranked one of the cheaper brands as being the best. Sadly I can't remember which one.

I, now, buy B+W filters. Just because 'everyone' else raves about them. Personally I wouldn't know the difference. I have also moved away from filters as protection to using filters only to complete the weather sealing when needed.

I have read an article by a landscape photographer who said that he never removes his CPL off his lenses. So I have followed suit and keep my CPL on my wide angle.

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Re: Filter help!
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 06:38:49 AM »
just keep your lens hod on, will save from most things

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 06:38:49 AM »