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stater Sep 2, 2004 12:33 AM

What do ya'll think of Tiffen filters? Also, do they work well with the Coolpix 5700? If not, what do you recommend? Nikon stuff is so expensive & I'm on a fixed budget that won't change.


twcoffey Sep 3, 2004 6:07 AM

Tiffen filters are fine but I consider filters unecessary with digital cameras because of all of the post processing capabilities available and the fact that the camera has a lot of built-in features. The only filter I would consider is a polarizer for the control of reflections from water or glass.
You can have thousands of hours of enjoyable photography with the 5700 or 8700 and never use a filter. I have several filters but rarely use them; mostly leftovers from the film days. Save your limited money for things that you will need.

stater Sep 4, 2004 1:23 AM

Thank you Ted... that's good to know. I'll be sure to take your advice.


host Sep 4, 2004 9:23 PM

One thought,

A UV filter can protect your lense from scratches. Its a lot easier to replace a filter than the lense and a lot less expensive. As a lense protector, filters are great.

Mariya Sep 24, 2004 12:19 PM


I am new to this area, I have nikon 8700, Like to put UV filter, but I dont know what is the MM I should buy?

Any other accessiories (like adaptor ring) to connect the UV filter ?

what is your recomondation?



Nikon8700 Oct 29, 2004 6:22 PM

There are no threads, so you cannot attach a filter directly to the 5700/8700. One way is to purchase a "snap-on" adapter from NextPhoto. ( They have adapters with several filters sizes to choose from. I purchased one for my 8700 and it works great.

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