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Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by rweakins, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. rweakins macrumors 6502

    rweakins

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    what are the most popular and people's favorites filters to use. post pics with those filters being used if you want
     
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I've had a good time with B+W MRC filters.

    My idea of "good" is something that doesn't affect the image quality of the lens.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    In Photoshop the one I use the most by far is "Gaussian Blur". It will remove noise from blank areas of the sky and tone down distracting backgrounds. I use other tools in PS maybe more that those not not technically "filters".
     
  4. rweakins thread starter macrumors 6502

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    in a way there filters. i guess i was unclear in saying actual camera filters used during picture taking as opposed to the post processing but ps filters work i guess :D
     
  5. compuwar macrumors 601

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  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Singh-Ray's Vari-ND filter is really fun to use - pricey though. There are times I prefer using it, and other times when I just use a couple plain old ND filters.

    This one has been posted here before - it was shot using a B+W 6 stop ND filter:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. compuwar macrumors 601

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    No such filter. Every additional surface has an effect, and even the best filters lose resolution.

    Nice, I've recently been playing with a Kodak ND 4.00 100mm square filter (13 1/3 stops) to make traffic and people disappear.
     
  8. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Cool! Have you had any issues with color casts? I've seen some scattered comments to that effect (not about the Kodak filter, just about high-stop ND filters in general).
     
  9. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I love ND filters. I use a Cokin ND8 (3 stops, I think).

    Its a fun affect (long exposure where you normally wouldn't)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Yes, I know they're a bit crooked :)
     
  10. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Seattle can be very pretty that time of evening!
     
  11. rweakins thread starter macrumors 6502

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    very nice. i love the pictures right at dusk using nd filters to force a long exposure
     
  12. compuwar macrumors 601

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    I'm still on the first CF card, so all I've done is look at the LCD, but I'll probably do a great deal more when I get a couple of days free and that will include a pretty critical evaluation of color and contrast.
     
  13. rweakins thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how many of you use circular polarizers and uv filters regularly
     

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