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    Default DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    Many use filters for different reasons, some for lens protection, some to provide contrast/saturation effects, and some to suit various lighting conditions.

    With today's advanced DSLRs that does just about everything with exposure/color/contrast/tones/effects, and with the added help of softwares like Photoshop, apart from reasons of lens protection, does anyone still use filters or do you find them no longer necessary?

    Please provide your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayphua
    Many use filters for different reasons, some for lens protection, some to provide contrast/saturation effects, and some to suit various lighting conditions.

    With today's advanced DSLRs that does just about everything with exposure/color/contrast/tones/effects, and with the added help of softwares like Photoshop, apart from reasons of lens protection, does anyone still use filters or do you find them no longer necessary?

    Please provide your thoughts.
    Circular polarizer. You can't get effect created by Cir-Polarizer by using photoshop.

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    graduated ND filter
    Black lens, white Lens, can take picture is a Good lens

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    Default Re: DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    I use UV, more for protection purpose. (from oily fingers) & CP.

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    Cp & Uv.

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    NC filter
    Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.

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    UV filters for protection. Circular polarisers and Grad ND filters.

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    Yes, I still uses UV filter for protection and C-PL for intensifying colour and reduction of reflection. Though PS can do almost anything, Nothing beats getting it right 1st time round.
    Save us some time doing PS unless you take great pleasure in working on PS. For me, I rather spend my time out shooting.
    Last edited by NE clicks clicks; 5th July 2006 at 11:45 AM.

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    has anyone remembered the warm up filters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker
    has anyone remembered the warm up filters?
    AFAIK, you can get the same effect using camera's White Balance. IIRC, in Nikon, fine tune White Balance to negative will warm up the photo.

    Or, do post processing to warm up the photos. If you are using Nikon ==> RAW ==> Nikon Capture.

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    Default Re: DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    Yes, CP and ND filters to cut light

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    oh yah got one more... close-up lens... not exactly filters lah, but look similar, screw on the same way
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    using uv and cir-p filters too protection and colours!

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    Default Re: DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    Use, of course use, why not?

    Just like get married, condoms also can carry on using until you're ready for a family, same thing.

    Good things can always continue using

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    Default Re: DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    All with UV for protection and of course the CP.....

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    CP is a must! ND too...for the long exposures!
    old sch rules man. don't depend too much on photoshop

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    NC filter....

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    Default Re: DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    Circular polarizer. You can't get effect created by Cir-Polarizer by using photoshop.

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    I would think CP filter is a must nowadays, unless some genius programmer can write a software that can produce the same or better effect than a CP filter.

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    Default Re: DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    Nikon NC Filter...

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    Default Re: DSLR users - Do you still use filters?

    Im using a CP too. UV filters, are not a must.

    anyway pls note the TS's post, "apart from reasons of lens protection, does anyone still use filters", instead posting "NC filter", "UV", etcetc
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