Need Pro Advice about FILTERS


dlareg

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Ranggung
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Hi,

I just bought D90 Kit lens last month and still new in this field....

I need your help regarding this matter...

My problem is every time i take a picture with the sky on the background,

it doesn't seem to have a blue sky....(Quite Disappointing..Sigh)


Is it me that has a problem in shooting or my camera need a filter????

If I buy a Tianya Filter or B+W Filter or Polarizer??? which should i be buying?????

I want something that i can use in wide angle or when stitching it on PS...

Can someone tell me how can i achieve a bluesh sky in my photo....


Thanks...I hope you can help me with this...
 

Rashkae

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You also need to consider our climate here in the tropics. It's much harder to achieve a blue sky with the high humidity causing a lot of light diffraction and reflection. A Polarizer can help greatly, but we careful with the resulting vignetting if you use it on wide-angle.
 

Fotophilic

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big tree town
#5
Hi,
I just bought D90 Kit lens last month and still new in this field....
I need your help regarding this matter...
My problem is every time i take a picture with the sky on the background,
it doesn't seem to have a blue sky....(Quite Disappointing..Sigh)

Is it me that has a problem in shooting or my camera need a filter????
If I buy a Tianya Filter or B+W Filter or Polarizer??? which should i be buying?????
I want something that i can use in wide angle or when stitching it on PS...
Can someone tell me how can i achieve a bluesh sky in my photo....

Thanks...I hope you can help me with this...
is the non-blue due to blown-out (too bright) sky? you might have metered not so well to get the blues in the sky.
post a picture here for us to see will be better.
and yes, in general, a circular polarizer does help u in getting more blues (in the sky).
 

daredevil123

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Or you can use GND exposure/brightness compensation in PP. You can also decrease luminance in the blue channel in PP.
 

SHLEW

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Teck Whye
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Basically its lighting, metering and exposure.
Try to grab this book, read it and use it as a reference:
"Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson"
 

Numnumball

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#11
Hi,

I just bought D90 Kit lens last month and still new in this field....

I need your help regarding this matter...

My problem is every time i take a picture with the sky on the background,

it doesn't seem to have a blue sky....(Quite Disappointing..Sigh)


Is it me that has a problem in shooting or my camera need a filter????

If I buy a Tianya Filter or B+W Filter or Polarizer??? which should i be buying?????

I want something that i can use in wide angle or when stitching it on PS...

Can someone tell me how can i achieve a bluesh sky in my photo....


Thanks...I hope you can help me with this...
Polarization has its greatest effect at right angles to the sun
So u know now, when you're shooting perpendicular to the sun's rays, it is when u will get optimum increased saturation. So timing is impt here..

HTH :)
 

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dlareg

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Aug 22, 2008
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Ranggung
#12
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


Thank you again.....
 

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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


Thank you again.....
Do consider spending more to spend less. Not too sure what your filter diameter is for your lens (advise you go check out)...ask the nikon bros :bsmilie: We canon users buy 77mm ones to cut down cost:

(because we are mostly on 77mm and can step-up for the smaller ones from xx-77mm)

and DO NOT get conned into buying some lousy one at a high price..like the steineizer brand LOL
 

FireZ

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#15
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


Thank you again.....
Polarizer alone won't get you bluish sky le... try shooting around 8-10am and 5-6pm with Sun perpendicular with your shot.
 

Diavonex

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Sep 23, 2008
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THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


Thank you again.....
Pick a sunny day like today in the North.

 

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