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    Default Where to get more information on camera filters?

    I read about 49mm and 52mm filters and i understand some are used for magnifying objects so that one can take pictures of tiny insects for example. Is there some sort of list/chart somewhere where you can get info on what one filter does to a picture for example.

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    There is a newbie guide to filters under the stickies section which will help answer some of ur questions...
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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    I read about 49mm and 52mm filters and i understand some are used for magnifying objects so that one can take pictures of tiny insects for example. Is there some sort of list/chart somewhere where you can get info on what one filter does to a picture for example.
    Use the sticky thread: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803029
    In short:
    The filter diameter does not say anything about the function. It is relevant to mount the filter on the lens. The lens thread diameter is printed on the front of the lens.
    The different functions of the filter (your comment goes towards a close up filter) are explained in the sticky thread. Happy reading.
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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Other than our sticky thread which by the way is very detail and useful, you can read this site too,

    http://photographylife.com/lens-filters-explained

    Very well written.
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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Last edited by shierwin; 30th April 2014 at 08:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Do filters increase quality of pictures?


    I know some filters are used for taking small objects like let's say clear images of insects but the filter is another barrier in front of the lens won't it cause the image to degrade in quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    Do filters increase quality of pictures?


    I know some filters are used for taking small objects like let's say clear images of insects but the filter is another barrier in front of the lens won't it cause the image to degrade in quality?
    do you read? honestly do you read?

    maybe start reading, then you get answers

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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by shiosaki View Post
    do you read? honestly do you read?

    maybe start reading, then you get answers


    I asked the question before reading.


    Btw i heard you can make your own filters but that is probably not a good thing. Will ruin the picture.

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    Why dont you try googling for some answers? You can get answers more quickly, and probably learn even more than intended originally.

    You are somewhat inviting some criticism by asking to be spoonfed.

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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    Do filters increase quality of pictures?


    I know some filters are used for taking small objects like let's say clear images of insects but the filter is another barrier in front of the lens won't it cause the image to degrade in quality?
    Filters will always, YES,ALWAYS, degrade the image, causing -
    1. Flares and glares
    2. Distortions
    3. Prolonged exposures. prolong shutter time and raise ISO
    4. Colour cast
    5. etc

    But, if you understand the features of the particular filter in use, it can help to create a wonderful image.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiosaki View Post
    do you read? honestly do you read?

    maybe start reading, then you get answers
    Some answers are found in the links attached to this thread. And still ask those questions while the answere are there.
    Last edited by shierwin; 1st May 2014 at 01:19 PM.

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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    I asked the question before reading.


    Btw i heard you can make your own filters but that is probably not a good thing. Will ruin the picture.
    You should read before you ask questions. People are kind enough to even provide specific links to your questions. All you need to do is click on those links and read. I mean... come on! Are you primary school kids?
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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulblade88 View Post
    Btw i heard you can make your own filters but that is probably not a good thing. Will ruin the picture.
    Take a thoroughly washed sock and a metal ring and you have a filter .. a coffee filter. if not clean enough it will only ruin your coffee, not your picture.
    Read the links provided and you will see that your question is too generic to be answered. With the huge variety of filters available you would need to ask for a specific filter, having a specific purpose in mind. Some filters even have a purposely degrading effect on the image.
    There are filters that have been made in DIY way by photographers. Examples are ND filters (using wielding glass) and soft filters (using stock material).
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    Default Re: Where to get more information on camera filters?

    OP / TS, CSers are generally a bunch of really helpful bunch. But please make an effort to help yourself first.
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