View Poll Results: Which filters would you buy?

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  • Polarizer

    502 86.40%
  • Neutral Density

    325 55.94%
  • Color Conversion

    7 1.20%
  • White Balance - Expodisc

    40 6.88%
  • Enhancing & Intensifier

    16 2.75%
  • Contrast

    15 2.58%
  • Fluorescent

    8 1.38%
  • Close Up

    92 15.83%
  • Underwater Filters

    5 0.86%
  • Infrared

    109 18.76%
  • Special Color Effects

    12 2.07%
  • Star & Spectral Effects

    46 7.92%
  • Soft Effects & Pro Mist

    31 5.34%
  • Graduated Color

    103 17.73%
  • Dual Color, TriColor, Half Color & Streak

    15 2.58%
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    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    personally think that polariser is the most fundanmental filter of all... Beginner, intermediate and expert will use it...
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    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    Do you guys normally buy the largest filter 77mm and have a step down to screw on your lens? It seems more efficient. But why there are people still buying the exact size? Due to budget?

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    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryuggen View Post
    Do you guys normally buy the largest filter 77mm and have a step down to screw on your lens? It seems more efficient. But why there are people still buying the exact size? Due to budget?
    Actually, the biggest filter size around is 82mm... But it's not so popular as most canon/nikon (if not all) uses a max of 77mm onli... Wat u say is right cuz using a step down is more convenient and also does not cause vignetting that much... But imagine... I have a 16-35 that uses 77mm and a 50mm 1.4 that uses a 58mm... To me, i rather get 2 filters... Dun u think it feels funny to have a 77mm stepped down to 58?
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  4. #24

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    What about filters for b/w? The Yellow, Orange, Yellow Green and Red are useful.

  5. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggler View Post
    What about filters for b/w? The Yellow, Orange, Yellow Green and Red are useful.
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  6. #26

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    I would buy polarizer and gnd filters.

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    Not a big fan of any colored filters or color filtered shots.
    The only ones for me would be gnds and cpls

    Ryan

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by imouyang View Post
    Actually, the biggest filter size around is 82mm... But it's not so popular as most canon/nikon (if not all) uses a max of 77mm onli... Wat u say is right cuz using a step down is more convenient and also does not cause vignetting that much... But imagine... I have a 16-35 that uses 77mm and a 50mm 1.4 that uses a 58mm... To me, i rather get 2 filters... Dun u think it feels funny to have a 77mm stepped down to 58?
    actually the biggest filter size is 122 (bigger than some tank cannons...) but anything over 82mm usually the shops don't keep stock... I once had to buy a 95mm pl filter and that cost something in the mid 3 digits...

    it should be good enough to have a big, say 77, and a medium to small, say 67/62 or 58/55, depending on your lens make up... 77 stepped down to 62 still not too cumbersome, same for say 67/62 to 55... but again, depends on the lenses you own...

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaolanku View Post
    Hi guys,

    Anyone knows where to get screw in type 77mm Grad ND filters?

    Which company manufactures them?

    Thanks lots
    I am using b+w 502. The outer ring can be rotated.

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    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaolanku View Post
    Hi guys,

    Anyone knows where to get screw in type 77mm Grad ND filters?

    Which company manufactures them?

    Thanks lots
    I do not think the screw in type GNDs are that useful.
    They restrict the way you have to place the dividing line.

    The currently more commonly used ones would be those rectangular shaped GND filters permitting freedom in the placement. Some makers create longer vertical length to permit more extreme placement flexibility

    Ryan

  11. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b View Post
    Buy what you need lah!
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    Hmmm, I need EVERYTHING!!!!
    BBB...
    Actually most photog NEED nothing, just that they(we) WANT a lot of things.

  12. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by ct8407 View Post
    Actually most photog NEED nothing, just that they(we) WANT a lot of things.
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    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by juggler View Post
    What about filters for b/w? The Yellow, Orange, Yellow Green and Red are useful.
    Absolutely. I am quite a newbie to b&w photography, and I heard that those filters are useful to boost up contrast. So i am thinking of getting one kit of them, but don't know how much do they generally cost. I know those produced by b+w are good and expensive, are there any cheap yet good alternatives(like other brands)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by freebsdntu View Post
    Absolutely. I am quite a newbie to b&w photography, and I heard that those filters are useful to boost up contrast. So i am thinking of getting one kit of them, but don't know how much do they generally cost. I know those produced by b+w are good and expensive, are there any cheap yet good alternatives(like other brands)?
    Try Hoya.. pretty decent.
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    "B+W UV-Have 1x MRC C-PL"

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    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Not a big fan of any colored filters or color filtered shots.
    The only ones for me would be gnds and cpls

    Ryan
    add : ND filters too

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  17. #37

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    Never a big fan of filters - like my shots as raw as possible. Not to mention, in thids digital era... PS lor. But the ones am using now are just ND for the obvious and Polarizer which I use only when there's a need for removing of reflections.
    Last edited by rendition; 17th September 2008 at 07:01 PM.

  18. #38

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    How nice if camera manufacturing or Post Processing has featured all filters' function....

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    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregsz View Post
    How nice if camera manufacturing or Post Processing has featured all filters' function....
    Not all the filter effects can be done in post...
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  20. #40

    Default Re: Which filters would you buy?

    Rule of thumb from some magazine i read.
    UV filter is a must because it protect your lenses and does not do anything to exposure and your pictures.
    Polarizer a must too to cut down on reflection.

    And both are relatively cheap.

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