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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.














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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