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Old Oct 26, 2006, 5:26 PM   #1
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Hey everyone it's me again I was just curious what brand filters ya'll would reccomend forthe P850. I have a set of Hoya filters that seem to work pretty well. UV, Circ. Polarizer and a warming filter. Also what other types of filters do you reccomomend? Alot of people say one of the first filters you should get is a Skylight 1A filter. Any help would be appreciated

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Old Oct 26, 2006, 8:13 PM   #2
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I use the skylight 1-A almost all the time in place of a regular UV filter. I like what it does for blue skies and for colors in general. The only other one I use a lot is a Cokin A -series Gradual Gray Neutral Density filter. But Hoya makes those as well. Most of mine are the cheaper Tiffen brand Except for my Cokin filters.



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I've been reading about neutral density filters. Am I to understand that these filters allow your camera to achieve results say below your cameras minimum aperature? Like..take your camera past what it would normally be able to accomplish?

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Not really Danni! They actually block out some light to the tune of a stop or two. What they are good at is preventing blown highlights. Like a cloudy sky with bright sunshine. With out the Grad gray filter the contrast and detail of the clouds would be washed out and blah looking. With the grad gray they are full of detail and contrast. Almost 3-D looking in comparison to a non-grad gray photo!Below I posted some photos using a Skylight 1-A, a polorizing filter and a gradual gray filter in a stack!

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No post processing here these came right from the camera.

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Also you can go here and click on one of the filters and it will show you what they do.


http://www.geocities.com/cokinfiltersystem/theguide.htm

or go here and look at these........

http://www.tiffen.com/products.html?...ormat=Screw-In

Or these........

http://www.2filter.com/prices/products/Hoya98.html

As for my photos I figured you'd like to see some trees too by now! LOL

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Hi Dani et al.
(Sorry to hijack your thread!)

They are some wonderful pics there dude, very nice.

To use some of these filters you mention, do I need an adapter, or something, or will they go straight on? On the Kodak website there's an adapter you can get to use 55mm filters....????

Also, can we use the big beasty filters for the 850, like the kind of ones you see on the SLR cams?

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Old Oct 27, 2006, 1:19 PM   #10
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Yes you have to have an adapter to use filters with the 850. I have a 52mm adapter that came with my lens kit. There's also the kodak 55mm filter. I wasn't paying attention when i bought my first set of filters and ordered them in 55mm and they wouldnt fit in my adapter. Rather than attempt to find my way around base to the post office to send them back, i bought a step up ring. As for the big beasty filters...I'd figure you could probably use just about any size as long as you have appropriate step-up or step-down rings to fit on the adapter.

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