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    Default Where to buy filters?

    Hi ,

    I am looking to buy close up filters and ND filters. Called a few cameras shop to enquire about Hoya closeup filters but all of them dont sell it. Can anyone advise where can I get them locally? And what is the price range for it?

    TIA.

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    Please also read the sticky threads about filters, and the filters thread in the Priceguides section. That's the whole reason why we have a Priceguides section.
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    Default Re: Where to buy filters?

    For ND filters, you can check out the Haida Slim Pro II Neutral Density filters.

    Images taken with Haida filters & Panosaurus

    Real Life Review of Haida ND Filter




    For Close up Filter, a better choice is the Canon 77mm 500D Close-up Lens, it is not cheap, but do check out the review first.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_up_Lens.html

    http://www.photographytalk.com/forum...bryan-peterson



    hope this help.
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    Default Re: Where to buy filters?

    Haida filters are cheap on Taobao if you're interested

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    Default Re: Where to buy filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkersNg View Post
    Haida filters are cheap on Taobao if you're interested
    Be careful of getting stuff on the Taobao... It might be fake.

    http://petapixel.com/2013/09/03/spot...rned-hard-way/

    And there are heaps of them.

    I would still advise to get things from a recommended shops in Singapore, that way... it is safer.

    For filter, getting a fake one might actually leads to a bad image quality.
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    Default Re: Where to buy filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Be careful of getting stuff on the Taobao... It might be fake.

    http://petapixel.com/2013/09/03/spot...rned-hard-way/

    And there are heaps of them.

    I would still advise to get things from a recommended shops in Singapore, that way... it is safer.

    For filter, getting a fake one might actually leads to a bad image quality.
    It's from the official Haida distributor in China, and the Haida website also links to that Taobao shop
    Although the risk is still there...

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    Buy from Photosphere, got problem, the nice guys from Photosphere will help you handle.

    Not sure what the process on Taobao is. If you've bought from Photosphere before you'd really highly recommend them to everyone else. Not everything is about savings and absolute dollars and cents. If that were the case then every newcomer to photography would be using a Pentax K30 - which isn't the case.

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