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Filter recommendations types and manufacturers for DSLR
Hi,.

I just purchased a Nikon D80 and would like some recommendations on the best filters that I should purchase, both type and manufactuers. Also would you recommend buying the filters for the Nikkor with a step up adapter for the Quantaray..

I shoot action (read my kids), landscape, and minor portrait..

Nikon D80 / Nikkor 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 / Quantaray 18-200 mm DC 3.5-6.3..

Comments (8)

I would recommend no filters. Special effects can be better applied with software, and the presence of the filter reduces the quality of your images. The fronts of your lenses really aren't all that delicate..

One possible exception is a polarizer...

Comment #1

If you have good lens, then stick with high quality filters (CPL.).

I also think that you don't need "protective" filters. Use the lens hood though. Johnnyhttp://tuxbailey.zenfolio.com..

Comment #2

Yep, I would agree with ElanToXT, Hoya, Heliopan, or B & W, but Hoya market filters of various qualities. For Hoya stick with at least HMC (Hoya Multi-Coated) or better..

Brian A...

Comment #3

Hugowolf wrote:.

Yep, I would agree with ElanToXT, Hoya, Heliopan, or B & W, but Hoyamarket filters of various qualities. For Hoya stick with at least HMC(Hoya Multi-Coated) or better..

Brian A..

Also Canon, if they make the right size for you...

Comment #4

I will start by saying I am sorta anti high end filter and I will keep this short, I use Hoya HMC..

A few years ago for Christmas my girl friend bought me a this B&W 77mm polarizer $150! (my fault I asked for a thin one but didn't give a brand, and she is way to generous  ).

Anyway be darned if I could see any difference than the $40 thicker multi coated Ritz one I had (it doesn't vignette on my wide though) then my cameras then where a Mamiya RB and the DSLR's where D2h's so maybe the resolution was not high enough on the digital but even with BIG slides from the RB and loupe I could see nothing different..

Ok, enough of the brand thing, for digital you do not need colored filters (post processing can do this) but you can not PS a polarizer and I feel neutral density graduated filters are even more useful on digital than print film due to less dynamic range..

RegardsRay.

Hugowolf wrote:.

Yep, I would agree with ElanToXT, Hoya, Heliopan, or B & W, but Hoyamarket filters of various qualities. For Hoya stick with at least HMC(Hoya Multi-Coated) or better..

Brian A..

Http://www.pbase.com/ray645..

Comment #5

Greg Nut wrote:.

Also Canon, if they make the right size for you..

Except for the well respected 250D and 500D supplementary close up lenses, Canon filters really do not have a very good reputation. I have even seen Nikon uses with 250D and 500Ds, but it is rare to see even Canon users with other types of Canon filter..

Brian A...

Comment #6

I dont like color filters.I mean yellow make everything yellow, buldings, grass, the sky, people, etc.I've had some luck with red filters when shooting foliage. Ok, the leafs.

Came out redder than they are. However, why do you want to make everything redder or yellower or greener?..

Comment #7

Hoya Pro 1 D filters are excellent - low profile to avoid vignetting.

Simon.

Http://www.landscapephotographyuk.com/.

North Wales photographs - Snowdonia & Anglesey..

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