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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2192 posts, RR: 6
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

Hey Guys,

I'm after a filter to fit a 52mm Minolta own 50mm lens, so the filter is 52mm size. I think it'll need to have a slight red cast to it, or if anyones been in the BA Maint Base, please let me know what to use.

If possible, it'd be available from 7dayshop.com, as they're cheap  Wink/being sarcastic


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Don't buy cheap filters. They're a waste of money. Rather buy the best you can get for the money you have.
You might want to look at a Skylight 1B (or even a 1C). I can recommend the B+W KR1.5 MRC filters. Expensive but well worth it (expect to pay around 50 pounds for it).

I wish I were flying
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Tiffen is what I use, they are cheaper, but they are nearly as good as B+W.

I have used Hoya, but its been my experience that they aren't that great for the price that you pay.

Nikon Filters are good, but expect to pay a bunch of money for it.

At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

BA777 - I'm guessing you want this to correct colour casts caused by flourescent light? In which case, you need a magenta filter - but there is no single correct filter for flourescents which come in many different forms - including daylight balanced!

Using the wrong filter might make things worse - these days I find shooting without colour correction and making necessary modifications in Photoshop, where you can be very precise.



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2192 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Yeah, thanks for that ckw, think i'll stick to Photoshop  Wink/being sarcastic


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