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    Guys, just wondering if money is no issue, what would the dream filter set-up be? Lee filters or Singh-ray or mix and match.

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    Tian-Ya is good enough.
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    i will be happy with a filter that works.
    the main limiting factor in any photographic setup lies always ...behind the lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    i will be happy with a filter that works.
    the main limiting factor in any photographic setup lies always ...behind the lenses.
    Agree with Shizuma, when travel I usually attached the GND and/or CPL 100% of the time for outdoor landscape, there was once I broke one of the GND filter no problem just replace with another one since I had so many backup copy. The GND and CPL filter always help to capture many beautiful landscape pictures.
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    Thanks bros for the advice. So no Singh-ray or lee supporters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    Thanks bros for the advice. So no Singh-ray or lee supporters?
    i'm money supporter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    Thanks bros for the advice. So no Singh-ray or lee supporters?
    Cannot justify the cost when the filters are infrequently used

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecnica View Post
    i'm money supporter.
    you can paste the money in front of the lens and shoot then

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    Guys, just wondering if money is no issue, what would the dream filter set-up be? Lee filters or Singh-ray or mix and match.
    Since money is no issue to you, I recommend you both Lee and Singh ray. Buy full set for each of your lens and buy full sets for both brands so that one can be backup for another.

    If pictures still no good just let me know I recommend you what other things to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    Thanks bros for the advice. So no Singh-ray or lee supporters?
    Got got got, as long as got money, want to support anything also can .

    BTw also best buy yet another two more sets of each brand for your collection to keep in pristine condition. Got collection value as next time maybe nobody use filter already it can become antique.

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    Poor range ---> Tian Ya
    Mid Range ----> Hitech or Cokin
    High Range ----> Lee, Singh-ray

    If you are not using wide angle lens, just a normal zoom lens, get tian ya 3 slot 85mm holder + Hitech Filter.

    If you are using wide angle lens, get a 100mm holder with Hitech/Lee/Singh-ray filters

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    don't forget to buy some Heliopan, Rodenstock and Tiffen filters as well.

    and also the Zeiss softar filter......
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    b+w nd110 for long exposures (not cheap). Tianya gnd for landscapes (very cheap). And a hoya cpl (affordable). I certainly won't spend more than $20 for a normal UV filter when it serves no purpose in the digital format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    Guys, just wondering if money is no issue, what would the dream filter set-up be? Lee filters or Singh-ray or mix and match.
    Either will be great to use with minimal cast issues ( except on stacking )
    Singh ray has their series of reverse GND filters

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    Schneider Optics suddenly comes to mind...

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    So no one prefers one over the other Lee vs Singh Ray? Asking me to buy 2 of everything not helpful lah...this newbie section!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan
    So no one prefers one over the other Lee vs Singh Ray? Asking me to buy 2 of everything not helpful lah...this newbie section!!
    You can buy one of each type of filters. Since they all fit in the same holders you can mix and match. Buy different Brands for different types of filters. Getting a good mix can maximize performance and minimize costs to get the best balance that is suitable for your needs. And no one can tell you which ones to get, you really need to know what are your needs. For example the zone of graduation differs from brand to brand. For some people prefer lee soft grads, some prefer Singh ray... etc...

    Some people use harrison & harrison...
    Last edited by daredevil123; 5th October 2012 at 01:00 AM.

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    Thanks, that was more helpful is lee famous for certain types of filters and likewise singh-ray for other types?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    Thanks, that was more helpful is lee famous for certain types of filters and likewise singh-ray for other types?
    like I said, it depends on what you prefer. famous or not doesn't matter.

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