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Poll - What’s your most-used photographic filter?

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Liam Clifford, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Liam Clifford

    Liam Clifford Active Member

    Take part in our latest poll - what photographic filter do you use the most?

  2. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I voted that I do it all in Photoshop instead - because I do!

    I get the impression that I'm never going to be well-regarded amongst the landscape experts unless I've got a caddy full of Lee filters every time I leave the house with a camera, but have you seen how much those things cost??? Even the price of a mount to allow filters to fit onto my Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 is an eye-watering sum.

    Cheers, Jeff
  3. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    They're certainly not cheap. But other brands are available, and you just can't duplicate the effect of a polariser (my most used filter) or a 10 stop ND in PS, and although I've largely used PS instead of ND grads for some years, the filters have the advantage of making you think about the picture more. Can't imagine ever using a warm-up filter again, though, and I used to carry 3 of the things in my film days.

    And some of my most-used filters are IR-pass filters on my full spectrum camera.
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  4. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Indeed - back in my film days if there was black and white in the camera there was almost always a yellow, orange or red filter on the lens....well, you've all seen how I like my skies to end up!

    Cheers, Jeff
  5. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Sometimes I would take the red off and put an orange on. Yellow? What was that? ;)
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Howzabout green?

    No option for UV/protection filter either.
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  7. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I've got a few in various Rollei bayonet fits. Never used them.

    Well at least they got that right. ;)
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  8. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Darkens blue sky to bring out the clouds.

    I only use a polariser these days, and that rarely.
  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Poor selection, but by chance had the right option for me, 10 stop ND. On film would be the orange filter, usually paired with HP5+.
  10. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    That one clearly went some way over your head. ;)
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  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I wasn't going to mention that - you cru-el man. :cool:
  12. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Way over! :)
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