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 Post subject: which filter to buy
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:25 pm 

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:19 am
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hi friends

i hv nikon d5100 and a kit lens
am planning to buy a filter
but am confused with the two filters

1. uv filter
2. polarising filter

which one will give best results with my kit lens?

and one more doubt ,

is it benefit to buy macro filters for macro photography?( i dont hv budget for macro lens )
do they give good result?

plz give ur suggestions and advice


 Post subject: Re: which filter to buy
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:01 am 

Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:03 am
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Location: Gold Coast Australia
I use a UV filter to protect the lens. I’ve had a polarising filter for about 2 years and used it once, it depends on what you want to shoot.


Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80 - 400G, Nikkor 18- 200 VR II, f3.5-5.6.

 Post subject: Re: which filter to buy
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:20 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:29 am
Posts: 755
Filters have different purposes. What are you trying to accomplish?

Nowadays, a UV filter's primary purpose is to protect the lens (at the cost of potentially degrading IQ, particularly flare and/or ghosting under certain conditions).

Whereas a CPL is basically like sunglasses for your lens. So if you do a lot of shooting in situations with a lot of glare (i.e. around, and particularly through/under water (e.g. fish in a pond)), that's where a CPL would have the most impact. (For more, see Gordon's CPL tutorial.)

And as far as macro filters (actually, filters in general), in my experience, you tend to get what you pay for. In other words, you won't get as good results with a macro filter as you would with a macro lens, but if a macro lens is out of your budget, then... yeah.

HTH - Mark

 Post subject: Re: which filter to buy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:35 am 
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Which version of the kit lens do you have?

If you have the newest version, you won't have any problems using the CPL filter but if it's the older version, the rotating front element is likely to negate the changes you made on the filter when you refocus.

DSLRs: Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 70D
CSC: Canon EOS M3
Lenses: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM

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