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Old May 30, 2010, 3:40 PM   #24
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Unless you've got something specific in mind, I'd skip the filters. Photographic lenses are very complex optical systems. Adding another optical element can degrade image quality, and if it's a cheap filter it can introduce some flaws of it's own. If you'll be doing a lot of shooting, where a good portion of the image will be the sky, a Circular Polarizer can be a nice addition, and in bright light a Neutral Density filter can be useful. But if you're going to use a filter, make it a good one.
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