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Old 16-02-2008, 15:08   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking at buying a filter for my new Canon EOS 400D, I'm new to this lark so don't have a clue about what's good or not, Looking at places like warehouse express etc, they are wanting anything from 30-90 or so, but a quick look on ebay and they are going for around a fiver? Am I looking at the wrong things or is it a bargain?
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Any particular kind of filter? Do you mean a UV one for protection or do you want to achieve a creative effect?
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I was looking at polarising filters specifically, but any in general, what would you suggest for a beginner to buy?
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I use SRB in Luton. They do filters and a whole lot more. They are very helpful on the phone, but I live close enough to visit them.

I've got a Kood circular poloriser 77mm cost about 40 as I remember. They have a very detailed catalogue and good prices. They also sell Hoya filters.
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Excellent thanks
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If you check out their web site/catalogue it is packed with hints and tips - what to use and when etc.
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Kood's a good place to start with filters

7dayshop do an inexpensive kood filter holder and square filters, including a polariser if you want to go down that route.
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Old 16-02-2008, 15:57   #8 (permalink)
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I have just ordered a Hoya R72 x 58mm filter from Camera Filters The Filter Connection 2filter.com for Hoya Digital filters, Hoya Pro 1, Tiffen 4x4 Camera Filters, B+W filters and Canon Inks.
This from America, it works out at 18.00 including postage.
This is a lot cheaper than anyone else.
It has not arrived yet, only ordered it last night; worth taking a look if you want filters...Kenny
 
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Stear well clear of the 5 cheapo,s though on e-bay, the glass is #rap and you get #rap results , the pro series is dear ,but is multi-coated to stop flare and ghosting.

You don,t allways get what you pay for in this world, but with cheap filters you usually do I have a Kood polerizer to like Dabhand 16 and they are ok.
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Ok, thanks for that, I was pretty certain the ebay cheapies were just that, so thanks for clearing that up
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