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    I'm considering buying an adapter for my Z6 so I can use filters on it. I've read varying opinions on filters - some people say don't even bother with filters on a digital camera. Others say there's a couple filters they simply can't live without.

    Since my current camera is not a DSLR, (but is a nice camera, worth spending a little $ on helpful accessories) I don't want to go wild with tons of expensive accessories. But I am considering a couple Tiffen or Hoya filters. I've read reviews on these, stating that they are quite good and not as expensive as some higher-end brands.

    So what's your opinion? Filter or no?
    Recommended brands?
    Filters you can't live without?

    I'm considering a UV filter and a Circular Polarizing filter.
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    I personally can't live without my filters on certain shots. I have a UV, Polarizer, and a FD "skylight" filter, which basically adds warmth to a black and white shot.

    Also macro lenses are the shiz. As for filters I plan on buying? I plan on getting a soft focus filter for portrait shots, and a cross filter which adds 4 point stars to light.

    But yeah, neutral density and polarizing filters are a must have, so I would start with those.
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    • #3
      Thanks D-Frag. I think I am going to get that adapter. I mean, shoot, it's only $15 anyway. And a couple Hoya or Tiffen filters won't be more than $15-$20 each. Might as well give it a try
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      • #4
        all you need to know about filters...
        http://www.tiffen.com/camera_filters...zing%20Filters
        http://www.photographycorner.com/art...graphy-filters

        Personally i don't have any now, i used to have a UV filter on my previous 70-200mm f4.
        However i'm looking to get a polarizer and a ND filter.
        Last edited by Tyger; 01-19-2006, 04:07 PM.

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        • #5
          very informative links - thanks Tyger
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