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04-09-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Filter Selection Help /or do we need filters at all?

Hi all.
I was looking into getting adapted and geared for P-series filters for my k100d. I started thinking about what filters are even worth buying, considering the level and ease of post processing these days. I most certainly will buy a circular polarizer, NDs', and maybe an 89b IR. But, is there any use for any of the other filters like graduated or colored? I think that almost anything can be replicated in Photoshop these days. Is there somthing that cant? I am not a complete post processing wizard, yet. So, I would appreciate the thoughts of others on this topic.


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Outside of a polarizer I don't use filters at all anymore. I prefer to get a good clean image in camera then decide later what effects I may want to apply.

Graduated ND is nice when sky is brighter than your foreground. Color can be decided upon later.
04-09-2007, 08:27 PM   #3
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The circular polarizer does something not easily or possibly possible in Photoshop. The graduated ND could be useful. Other than that, i can't get enthused about fileters.

I give this thread only to be "thorough"...

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If you shoot jpg, then some of the color choices from the in-camera "filters" may prove useful, even for WB correction (I just read that lately :-) The in-camera filters don't work with RAW so I have not used them.

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