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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


I continue to use GND, Polarizer, and ND filters for certain situations. I also use digital blending techniques.


Apr 03, 2013 at 08:03 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


I love my filters, I don't know what I'd do without them. I almost lost them on day 2 of a 2 week trip and was crushed...but very happy when they turned up later that evening!

I use a Lee 4x4 set-up. I have a 4x4 CPL, 3 stop ND, and 10 stop ND. I also have a Singh Ray 3 Stop Reverse GND that I use for sunsets. The only filter I don't use very often is my Lee 3 Stop soft GND, I tend to only use GND's for sunsets so if I'm using one it is usually the Singh Ray.

I do a fair bit of digital blending too but I need to get better...



Apr 04, 2013 at 04:16 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


If I am going out with the specific purpose of shooting, I always carry both ND and GND filters with me. One day soon, I am sure they will be incorporated in the camera bodies without affecting image quality.


Apr 04, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


Scott Kroeker wrote:
When ever I can I use filters!

Some of my most evocative photos are close to straight out of the camera using filters.


I agree with Scott on this issue. Wouldn't be without if I had to. true you can do everything a gnd does in post, but I don't like to spend all that extra time.
Jon



Apr 04, 2013 at 04:16 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


RobDickinson wrote:
We had a chat about this a few months ago.

I still use filters, grads, nd, polariser, along with digital techniques. Nothing is appropriate in every situation.


Ditto to the above.



Apr 04, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


I carry circular and linear polarizers, ND10, ND3, or, sometimes, just variable ND. Also, keep UV filter on my lens most of the time.
Still have a set of Cokin grad color filters. Did not use them for a while even if the results were really good. I liked them more than what I get in PP.
Also, have a couple of star effect filters for the night city shots.



Apr 05, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


All the time!

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It's the best filter system for the Nikon I've used yet. The Lee system caused me nothing but grief. Also, the new Hitech ND's are completely neutral.

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Apr 05, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


Yep. Maybe I'm old skool. But I still use GND and polarizer to "get into the ballpark". Different look entirely.


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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


I don't leave home without my set of GND, ND and polarizer filters. Use them extensively.


Apr 05, 2013 at 01:52 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


Guari wrote:
Does anyone have a link to exposure blending tutorial for landscapers?

I still use filters and love it, but I truly would like to learn about exposure blending it. I can not seem to be able to do it properly, I will get weird luminance do to a poor selection and stuff... I would really like to see how those that shoot filterless do it..

And I've tried HDR but was never a fan of the haloing..





Here ya go
http://younesbounhar.com/2011/04/26/blending-exposures/




Apr 05, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


yep

grad ND, big stopper, colored grads, polarizer



Apr 06, 2013 at 03:45 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


Yep. I have 2 polarizers (I got a nice one for free, like I was going to turn that down), a ND, and a GND and I do use them.

Kristine



Apr 06, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


Yes, filters are needed...


Apr 07, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


havent had a filter in years. Rarely wish I had one either


Apr 07, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


I use NDs pretty frequently for long exposures, a polarizer every once in a while, and never use grads. I just don't see the point anymore with the DR offered by current sensors and exposure blending in post being fairly straightforward.


Apr 07, 2013 at 06:27 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Does anyone use filters anymore?


Davis B. wrote:
Here ya go
http://younesbounhar.com/2011/04/26/blending-exposures/



Thanks!



Apr 07, 2013 at 07:53 AM
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