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Old Mar 8, 2003, 1:26 PM   #1
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Default Need filters.. What should I get??

I was thinking maybe a ND, polarizer & a 80A Filter because I shoot indoors without the flash most of the time...

And Does Ritz camera sell step-up rings? Becuase My minolta S404 has a 35.5mm thread and thats not found at many places.. I wanted a Step up to 55mm.
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Old Mar 8, 2003, 2:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need filters.. What should I get??

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I was thinking maybe a ND, polarizer & a 80A Filter because I shoot indoors without the flash most of the time...

And Does Ritz camera sell step-up rings? Becuase My minolta S404 has a 35.5mm thread and thats not found at many places.. I wanted a Step up to 55mm.
The ND and polarizer are mostly for outdoor shooting. The job of the 80A can usually be achieved by manual white balance. Please take a look at the Filter section of my Nikon Coolpix 4500 user guide for some details. As for step rings, you might want to consider the use of two rings, one going from 35.5 to 43/46/49 and the other going to 55mm. However, before you make any purchase, you'd better mount the rings and polarizer together to see if vignetting will occur at the wide angle end.

The following offer a complete series of step rings and filters:
B&H http://www.bhphotovideo.com
Adorama http://www.adorama.com
Filter Connection: http://www.2filters.com

Hope this helps.

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Old Mar 8, 2003, 3:22 PM   #3
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you won't need an 80A filter for indoors. if you put one on and the camera is in auto WB it will attempt to correct out the filter.

you have 3 options there:

1- auto white balance will do the job 60-70% of the time.

2- Manual white balance choice on the camera should include incandesent option

3- custom white balance off a white card.
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Old Mar 8, 2003, 4:28 PM   #4
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In case you don't have a coolpix 4500 user guide handy, all the nikon manuals are available for download:

ftp://ftp.nikon-euro.com/download/

Look in the E4500 folder. Note that this site is the european nikon site. I couldn't easily find them on the nikonusa site.

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