What if only 3 filter to Keep?


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erizai

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Hi, Anyone can advise me, if I only can keep 3 filters, which 3?

Where to buy? What is the price range? Which brand?

Ha... pardon me for so many ??? :sweat:
 

icarus

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I will keep only these

1) Grad ND (rectangle)
2) Dark Red
2) Yellow Green
 

solarii

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1) Polarising
2) ND4
3) 81A warm-up filter.

The price can vary depending on which brand you buy. Choose one appropriate for the lens you're using. No point in buying an expensive B+W for a $100 lens.

P.S. No.3 is not terribly useful since photoshop can easily replicate it without much hassle, but sometimes I like to use my shots straight out of the camera without PS.
 

MDZ2

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UV - To protect the lens
Neutral Grad - for those high contrast scenes (which even photoshop can't help)
Poloriser - To remove those nasty reflections (also cannot effectively ps out)
Most other filters can be duplicated in PS.
 

erizai

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MDZ2 said:
UV - To protect the lens
Neutral Grad - for those high contrast scenes (which even photoshop can't help)
Poloriser - To remove those nasty reflections (also cannot effectively ps out)
Most other filters can be duplicated in PS.
Well said:thumbsup:
 

roti_prata

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erizai said:
Hi, Anyone can advise me, if I only can keep 3 filters, which 3?

Where to buy? What is the price range? Which brand?

Ha... pardon me for so many ??? :sweat:
u missed out the most important thing




























wat size
 

Astin

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Frankly u only need Circular Polarizer, just skip the #2 & #3 and use all the money to buy a good branded one. B+W ($$$), Hoya ($$), Tokina ($$).
 

espn

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1) Nikon CIR-PL2
2) Nikon Soft-1
3) Nikon ND-4

I'll take them in 77mm thread sizes please :D
 

ricohflex

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erizai said:
Hi, Anyone can advise me, if I only can keep 3 filters, which 3?

Where to buy? What is the price range? Which brand?

Ha... pardon me for so many ??? :sweat:
If you only have 3 lenses and only want to buy 3 filters and never buy anymore after that for the rest of your life, then buy the most expensive filters you can afford.

If to protect your lenses, buy all 3 UV. Nikon, Canon, B+W, Leica, Contax are good brands in the top grade.
Hoya, Marumi, etc... are in the 2nd grade.

If you only have 1 lens, then buy 1 UV, 1 polarising, 1 softener like Contax Carl Zeiss "Softar" 1 or 2.
If you shoot black and white, drop the softener and buy a Yellow filter.
 

ricohflex

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i use film

seasoned users of carl zeiss softar and nikon soft will know

i do not think ps soft filter is the same

ps software "soft" filter may soften (in a flat way) the whole pic or area of pic you apply to

cz softar gives a soft glow and a very controlled softening that is not overdone

that is why it is so expensive
 

erizai

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espn said:
1) Nikon CIR-PL2
2) Nikon Soft-1
3) Nikon ND-4

I'll take them in 77mm thread sizes please :D
Cheer to the Nikon Supporter!! (Me Too! Hehe..):sweatsm:

Any tricks that the circular polarizer do, BTW?:dunno:
 

ZeroDivine

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IMO:
1)Grad ND (Cokin one.. cheap hehe)
2)ND (any.. hoya can :p)
3)Cir PL

4)IR .. this one only if u r into it..
I think most impt is 1 and in some cases 2. my 3 don't get much usage nowadays
 

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