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Old Nov 11, 2003, 10:54 AM   #1
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I'm new to high(er) end Digital photography. I've been taking photos with a Sony Mavica FD-91 (stop laughing! ) for about 5 years.

Mainly football and basketball photos.

I'm awaiting the arrival of a Canon Digital Rebel, but have questions about filters. Of course every place I tried to order it from gave me a hard sales pitch about filters, extra batteries, etc. etc. all greatly over prices.

All of them were pushing the Crystal Optics Filters. I finally ordered a 3 piece set, but from an accessory web site, as opposed to their web site.

I received it today, and it is not Crystal Optics, but Digital Vision? I called them, and they said that they had Crystal Optics on my order, but must have pulled the wrong one? That Digital Vision was a higher end filter than Crystal Optics.

I've search and search, and haven't found many review on any of them. Anyone know anything about them?

I just found this website and Fourm today. (and it is awesome!)
Any suggestions?
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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if you want to be safe with filters there are 5 brands not including original mfgr filters which are real expensive in general
Hoya and only HMC or SMC best bang for the $
B+W outstanding but $$$
Rodenstock same as above
Schneider same as above
Tiffen depending on model and use excellent well known in the filnm industry.

the rest are 2nd tier and of dubious origin

nothing less then multicoated filers either.

after that the others are great for skipping on water.
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 6:39 PM   #3
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I have two SunPak filters (a UV and a NDx8) that were recommended by my local camera shop (a real shop, not a camera store). I questioned the guy when he handed me the filter and asked him, "How does this compare to Hoya?" because he had Hoya filters sitting right there and he said that these were just fine and would save me some money.
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 7:09 PM   #4
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Contact www.2filters.com. They are very helpful and have reasonable prices.
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Old Nov 11, 2003, 7:28 PM   #5
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Contact www.2filters.com. They are very helpful and have reasonable prices.
Being that I already have these filters, I think it would be rude to call someone and ask them about something I bought from someone else.

I'll try them in the future, but I was wanting more information on what I had already purchased.

Thanks.
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 11:13 PM   #6
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Crystal Optics products are OUTSTANDING!! They make many filters/lenses for professional video and still cameras. I would insist on the brand and return what they sent you.
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