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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Hi guys, i brought a NIKON D3000, for landspace photos.
I have a 18-55 lens.

What filters should i buy for landscape? i already brought the UV one.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:51 pm 
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Graduated ND filters, or regular ND filters would be the first things that spring to mind. Perhaps add a tripod if you use the ND filter.

I'm not going to explain what they do, but those would be the ones I'd recommend. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:06 pm 
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but should i buy the regular and the graduated? or just one?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:16 pm 
Depends what you want to shoot I guess. My advice is buy a Cokin system. Get some NDs and Grads, and then when you get a second, third, fourth lens, you can get the adapter to make your filters fit them all.

I wouldnt buy a polariser from Cokin. Id get any brand (I recommend Hoya but any is fine) and get it in a 77mm thread size, and then off of ebay or amazon or somewhere cheap, buy a 52mm to 77mm step up ring so that it will fit your current lens. 77mm is the standard Nikon size for pro lenses. So buying this size filter you know you will never grow out of it like you would if you bought a 52mm polariser and then realise it wont fit your new 24-70 :wink:

Cheers,
Jeremy


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My problem is that amazon don't shipp items to Portugal... :'(


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:31 pm 
You not only need to buy filters but you also have to know when to use them. If you are familiar with the latter you'll know which filters can be of use to you and which you should buy.

Read up on the subject using some of the many tutorials you can find.

Wikipedia on filters.

A tutorial with some example images here and another one here.

General Google search.

And who needs Amazon when you have eBay? ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:39 pm 
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thanks, i will have a read on that.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:47 pm 
Frielspak wrote:
My problem is that amazon don't shipp items to Portugal... :'(


This isnt a problem, there are alternatives 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:45 pm 
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like a PL filter Hama costs 20$ and in portugal 56€ (+-75$)?

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