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Old Sep 2, 2004, 1:33 AM   #1
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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.

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Old Sep 3, 2004, 7:07 AM   #2
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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.
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Old Sep 4, 2004, 2:23 AM   #3
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Thank you Ted... that's good to know. I'll be sure to take your advice.

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Old Sep 4, 2004, 10:23 PM   #4
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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.
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 1:19 PM   #5
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Hi

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?

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Old Oct 29, 2004, 7:22 PM   #6
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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. (www.nextphoto.net). They have adapters with several filters sizes to choose from. I purchased one for my 8700 and it works great.
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