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Old 02-22-2004, 08:46 PM   #31
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Took me a few tries.
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Took me a few tries.
I've been happy with having a digi cam while trying tripodless shots as well.
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It'* definitly a hard thing to do at night. It is very satisfying when the picture comes out nice.
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Ok... lets talk filters....
What are some of the filters (if any) that you use on your camera.
If you have any comparision shots, that would be cool too.

I was looking into the following filters and had some questions...

CIRCULAR POLARIZER vs POLARIZING FILTER vs WIDE CIRCULAR POL FILTER
(What'* the difference?)

80A 80B 81A 81B 82A 82B..... what'* the difference?

DIFFUSER FILTER ... is that like a "blur" effect?

UV FILTER
Didn't know we could see UV rays....

Also, I'm really thinking of getts a "STAR CROSS FILTER"... it seems to be the one to add "sparkle" to things. (Owners of any "bling" "bling" might wanna pick this up).

My Canon A70 allows me to put on any 52mm adapter, so I can just buy any 52mm filter and put it on. However.... most (low to mid) range digital cameras don't have that feature. I did see a product in the store that allowed you to put in filters, into a small stand, which you could attach your digital camera to, so that you can use any filters. I forget who makes it, but next time I'm there I'll look it up. Cost was like $49 Cdn, and it came w/ 3 filters included.
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Too bad there aren't any filters for my cam. That would be nice to have those effects.
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Ok... lets talk filters....
CIRCULAR POLARIZER vs POLARIZING FILTER vs WIDE CIRCULAR POL FILTER
(What'* the difference?)
80A 80B 81A 81B 82A 82B..... what'* the difference?
DIFFUSER FILTER ... is that like a "blur" effect?
UV FILTER
Didn't know we could see UV rays....
Also, I'm really thinking of getts a "STAR CROSS FILTER"... it seems to be the one to add "sparkle" to things. (Owners of any "bling" "bling" might wanna pick this up).
I have a UV (B) filter. It normally isn't noticeable, but protects the lens of the camera. Let this break, not your lens.

I use a circular polarizer. The lens actually pivots (adjusts...spins....) you have to shoot several shots with it to see different effects. This will take the reflections out if taking pictures of glass or water. I can shoot some samples to show you the difference if you want.

Diffuser does 'blur'. If you look at some of my pics, you'll notice when I use it. It can hide blemishes in cars, and give that 'mystical' appearance. Some of my shots also were done with a star filter. Those are obvious. I can't find the sucker right now though
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Too bad there aren't any filters for my cam. That would be nice to have those effects.
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I did see a product in the store that allowed you to put in filters, into a small stand, which you could attach your digital camera to, so that you can use any filters. I forget who makes it, but next time I'm there I'll look it up. Cost was like $49 Cdn, and it came w/ 3 filters included.
Sol... this kit fits any camera that is able to be mounted on a tripod. It'* made for digital cameras.

Bill... what star filter do you have 4 point, 6 point, 8 point or "cross".
(Not sure on the difference between 4 and cross)
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I figured since my camera and lens is so small, it wouldn't work.
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The 4 point is an "x", the cross is a "+".

I have either the 6 or 8. I gotta find it to be sure, or look at some pics. BTW, you can get a 2x teleconverter in the form of a filter, too
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The 4 point is an "x", the cross is a "+".

I have either the 6 or 8. I gotta find it to be sure, or look at some pics. BTW, you can get a 2x teleconverter in the form of a filter, too
Cool.... good stuff to know... esp about the 2x teleconverter filter.

Also.... I think you own the 8 star filter....

What other filters (if any) were used in this shot?
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