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Old Oct 21, 2012, 6:44 PM   #21
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Using most plugins with LR is pretty easy, though if you shoot raw you end up with an additional file as the plugin works with a copy that includes the LR adjustments. For Topaz Labs plugins you would need the free program Topaz has to make it work. The only plugin that doesn't work with LR is ReMask.
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I know I'm just piling on here, but wow!
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 7:27 AM   #23
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Love the shots. The first Is my Favorite

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:38 PM   #24
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In addition, using an IR filter will cut through water vapor haze in the atmosphere, making things in the distance look much clearer than they otherwise would be. Did I already post the comparison shot that showed that? It was made up of two shots, one taken with and without the filter, and then blended together.
That is a fantastic tip. How often when you view a scene does humidity play a part in reducing visibility ? I will remember this.

I bought an IR lens for my Zeiss 35/2 yesterday. It is a Chinese brand (not a knock-off) called Nature and they have their own little shops selling only filters. I've never used them before but the price was right and wherever I tried to buy Hoya they told me to be careful as most are copies
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I will be interested to see the results you get with the Chinese filter. I would like to get one for my Sigma 10-20 lens. It has a 77mm filter size and they cost $130 here.

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I bought an IR lens for my Zeiss 35/2 yesterday. It is a Chinese brand (not a knock-off) called Nature and they have their own little shops selling only filters. I've never used them before but the price was right and wherever I tried to buy Hoya they told me to be careful as most are copies
Do you know if they do UV bandpass filters? the only ones I can find are insanely expensive.
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I know I'm just piling on here, but wow!
Thanks, and hope I might have encouraged you to try IR photography.

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Love the shots. The first Is my Favorite

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Thanks Phil, glad you enjoyed them.

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I will be interested to see the results you get with the Chinese filter. I would like to get one for my Sigma 10-20 lens. It has a 77mm filter size and they cost $130 here.

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The ones I bought are ca. US$50 for an 82mm lens (I'm trying out the 58mm first - US$20).
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Do you know if they do UV bandpass filters? the only ones I can find are insanely expensive.
Not that I know of - but I haven't looked/asked for them. I'll try and remember to check next time I'm down the camera mall !
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