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#1 Leaviathan

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:22 PM

With software technology growing I assumed less photographers were using these. Does anyone still use them? 

 

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:43 PM

Those of us who shoot film still use filters.
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:54 PM

No, never used them for digital.  For film, I used to have a wide array of glass screw on filters.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:41 PM

Square filters are still very useful even for digital.  Split NDs and such need to be adjusted according to the scene.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:32 AM

I still like to use a CPL with digital it seems more natural than the added on after digital filters.

 

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:00 PM

I still have some in my 35mm film camera case, I would need a new adapter if I want to try them with digital


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:47 AM

I had a bag full of Cokin filters in my film days but since switching to digital they've all been sold off or given away as there is simply no need for them - I was never a PL/CPL fan but I do still have a couple knocking about in case I ever needed them for a specific shoot.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:57 AM

I don't use any of the color filters or warming filters anymore. I do use an PL barbecue it removes reflections on rocks, leaves and such. If you make a trip to desert like conditions, unless you got there really early, you will need an ND filter. Even here in the City I sometimes have to use it.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 11:58 AM

If you shoot video, there are a lot of needs for filters that cannot be replicated in post.  It's one thing to edit a still image by applying a filter in post.  It's another thing to edit hundreds or thousands of frames of video.

 

I still use grad filters, a circular polarizer, and occasionally ND filters for digital.  A grad filter still reduces the need for HDR or extensive post processing.  Over the past week I've used a CP, and three different grads - 2 HS, 3 SS, and 3 Reverse.

 

A solid ND filter is important to slow the shutter speed - especially in bright light with a shallow DOF.  For landscapes with moving water, I simply prefer overcast days, but there are cases where a ND filter can be used on sunny days for other subjects.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:25 PM

I use CPL and ND filters



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:53 PM

I'll edit my reply slightly - I have a 10 stopper which I love.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:27 AM

With software technology growing I assumed less photographers were using these. Does anyone still use them? 

 

http://tiffen.com/pro100/

I have a full set of NDs but that is about it. I kinda of agree with everyone that mostly not  a lot of need for digicams. I would like to get one of those IR filters but have just been talking about it so far.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

I'm getting into long timed exposures so the ND filters are needed there, except I have a 3 stop and I need a 10 for what I want to do.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:14 AM

I'm getting into long timed exposures so the ND filters are needed there, except I have a 3 stop and I need a 10 for what I want to do.

 

What are you doing?

 

I have a set, from my film days. I use them from time to time. But, the dynamic range I get in raw, I can apply that in post processing. LR allows you to go around objects, which is nice.

 

But, there are times that ND and Grad ND's are needed. If you hike in the dessert or other such places you find in the south west, those are tools you want to use to reduce that contrast.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:30 AM

 

What are you doing?

 

I have a set, from my film days. I use them from time to time. But, the dynamic range I get in raw, I can apply that in post processing. LR allows you to go around objects, which is nice.

 

But, there are times that ND and Grad ND's are needed. If you hike in the dessert or other such places you find in the south west, those are tools you want to use to reduce that contrast.

 

'Splain to me how an ND affects dynamic range and contrast.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

Dennis,I want to do timed exposures on canals rivers and sunsets

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 11:50 AM

 

'Splain to me how an ND affects dynamic range and contrast.

 

I said: "But, the dynamic range I get in raw, I can apply that in post processing." Meaning, I don't need the filter, sorry for the confusion.


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