Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > Cameras, Lenses and Accessories

Cameras, Lenses and Accessories: Discuss What do filters do?...What would a UV or a polarising filter do, or even a coloured one? and... do i need one? I ...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22-03-2006, 00:11   #1 (permalink)
ppp
Quite Chatty
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 71
ppp is on a distinguished roadppp is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
What do filters do?

What would a UV or a polarising filter do, or even a coloured one?

and...

do i need one?

I have a D50 with lit lens and a 70-300mm that takes a 62mm screw on filter.

I have seen a few bits about them but wondered if i would benefit from having one, i mainly want to photograph sports and landscape/type pictures
ppp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 00:16   #2 (permalink)
ppp
Quite Chatty
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 71
ppp is on a distinguished roadppp is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
sorry thought i was posting in cameras and lenses section can someone move it for me, thanks
ppp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 00:36   #3 (permalink)
Marcel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
User's Gallery
Done for you
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 00:40   #4 (permalink)
ppp
Quite Chatty
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 71
ppp is on a distinguished roadppp is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
ta
ppp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 01:03   #5 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 330
Glen is on a distinguished roadGlen is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Being a novice on this area too, I have been given advice by my father-in-law and also seen it on lots of websites, to get skylight filters.
The main reason for these (anybody correct me if i'm wrong) is to protect your glass, i.e. scratch the filter and it'll cost you another 10-15, scratch the glass and your talking big bucks. Regarding the others you mention, i'll step aside and let the big boys answer that one.
Glen is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 10:29   #6 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
noah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: cardiff and bristol
Posts: 414
noah is on a distinguished roadnoah is on a distinguished roadnoah is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
uv ones also reduce a little haze

polarisers tend to deepen colours, esp blue skies and get rid of reflections

coloured ones are used to warm or cool photos and deeper colours were used in black and white photography to emphasise different tones by changing the recorded light.

sorry for the quick reply, im off to work.
noah is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 10:51   #7 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
SammyC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bristol
Posts: 1,466
SammyC is on a distinguished roadSammyC is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
I would suggest getting a UV filter to protect the lens and a circular polariser for occasional effect use. It's worth noting that a CP filter is fairly dark so will significantly reduce the amount of light entering the camera.

BTW, never use them at the same time.
SammyC is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 11:06   #8 (permalink)
New here
 
ChrisB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire
Posts: 38
ChrisB is on a distinguished roadChrisB is on a distinguished roadChrisB is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by SammyC
BTW, never use them at the same time.
Why is that??

Chris.
ChrisB is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 11:21   #9 (permalink)
dod
Feet under the table
 
dod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nairn
Posts: 1,907
dod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura about

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
have a look at this Covers the basics pretty well.
dod is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 11:32   #10 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
evilowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marlborough
Posts: 377
evilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisB
Why is that??
They will get jammed together and become a b*tch to seperate

http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-...id=008525&tag=

Coloured filters aren't really essential these days as you can do so much more post processing work in Photoshop etc.

UV and CP filters work well for me.
evilowl is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 19:46   #11 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19,250
Steve is just really nice
Steve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really niceSteve is just really nice

Image edit - ASK
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilowl
They will get jammed together and become a b*tch to seperate
A quick tip...before you put any filters on the camera lense or on another filter, if you draw around the filter threads with a pencil, the graphite acts as a lubricant and will allow for easy unscrewing when you wish to seperate them.

Make sure you blow any residue away after drawing and before screwing though
Steve is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 21:04   #12 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
evilowl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Marlborough
Posts: 377
evilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enoughevilowl will become famous soon enough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Great tip, thanks
evilowl is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 22-03-2006, 22:17   #13 (permalink)
ppp
Quite Chatty
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 71
ppp is on a distinguished roadppp is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Thanks for all the info guys thats great
ppp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2006, 15:04   #14 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
dazzajl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 316
dazzajl is an unknown quantity at this point

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve
A quick tip...before you put any filters on the camera lense or on another filter, if you draw around the filter threads with a pencil, the graphite acts as a lubricant and will allow for easy unscrewing when you wish to seperate them.
Another good tip if they do get stuck is to hold the filter flat against something like a fairly flat rubber shoe sole and twist. The rubber gives an even grip and presure to the twist and this will usually undo the most stubborn filters easily.

This public service broadcast has been brought to you by my old college teacher.
dazzajl is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UV filters. simpbow General photography questions and answers 22 18-06-2007 23:07
Filters - what to use Hawk66 General photography questions and answers 15 25-01-2007 23:02
Filters Liberalis Suppliers, Shopping and Bargains 2 08-03-2006 00:49
Filters AquilaEagle Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 11 05-01-2006 20:46
FS: Various Filters Chez Photography Classified Adverts 4 19-12-2005 18:29


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:06.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197