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    Default Is filters important?

    Why do people own expansive filters for? Are they really important?
    I mean u can achieve those effect on photoshop right? Isn't it a waste of money of buying filters. I buy filters to protect the camera lens only.

    Please correct me, if I am wrong. I am really curious here.

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    Default Re: Is filters important?

    There are some filters that you can't achieve via photoshop like ND and polarisers
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    Default Re: Is filters important?

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filters.htm

    Read this kind of explain that some filters that photoshops can't manipulate still..
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    Default Re: Is filters important?

    IR, ND and CPL filters are difficult to impossible to photoshop.
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    Default Re: Is filters important?

    Yes.. I only own the Polariser and ND..

    The rest I agree can manipulate from photoshop..

    But at times when I see a filter sale, I kind of have tried the cross stars, soft, haze filters..

    Its interesting to have those .. I mean experimenting with the effects..
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    Default Re: Is filters important?

    It is important for me due to the following reasons:

    1. I like to get a proper exposure without having to blend two images together.
    2. To take long exposures without having to shoot beyond f/16.
    3. To polarize the sky and make the green in trees look more appealing.

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    Default Re: Is filters important?

    Soon you will realise the importance.
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