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Need A Filter Recommendation

Tue Oct 08, 2002 4:36 am

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, as they're cheap  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Need A Filter Recommendation

Tue Oct 08, 2002 6:21 am

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).
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RE: Need A Filter Recommendation

Tue Oct 08, 2002 6:45 am

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.
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RE: Need A Filter Recommendation

Tue Oct 08, 2002 7:58 am

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.


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RE: Need A Filter Recommendation

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:12 am

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


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