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Postby Cacker on Wed May 21, 2008 10:57 am

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Hi,

Colleague of mine put me onto this filter set on ebay. He's bought this for his Canon and recommends it. Now if you buy branded filters, they cost anywhere between £5 and £10. This seems like quite a steal.

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thoughts ? Can you buy a 'bad' polariser ? He's tried most of them and they do what they say on the tin.

The seller also has different sized filter sets.
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Re: filter set

Postby Mongrel on Wed May 21, 2008 11:14 am

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Realistically it depends on the quality of the lens your putting the filter on.

Basically if you've spent £1000+ on a piece of glass and are then putting a cheaply manufactured filter on the front then you've just wasted £1000. If you're using the kit lens or something similar then you probably wouldn't notice any different.
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Re: filter set

Postby Tonster on Wed May 21, 2008 12:30 pm

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Most filter effects can be produced in post editing, the only two on there I can see of being any real use are the neutral density filter and polarising filter, so I'd just buy those individually. Filters are very situational of course so I guess it depends on what you want to shoot.

Re: filter set

Postby Klors on Thu May 22, 2008 9:15 pm

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What they said basically :)

And yes, you can get a poor quality filter of any kind. If the glass used isn't as good quality as the lens you're putting it in front of then you'll be compromising the image quality in some way... common problems are vignetting in images and if they've used poor quality metal settings then corrosion and possible thread damage to the lens it's screwed into
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