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I thinking about buying filter too.

If you have to buy only one, which one will you buy?? CPL, UV, ND??

I was thinking about buying an UV.
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I thinking about buying filter too.
If you have to buy only one, which one will you buy?? CPL, UV, ND??
I was thinking about buying an UV.

Stuck between cpl and nd. I think if it was quality glass, I would get nd.
I see no use for uv ever. Those are mostly used with film cameras, unless you just want to protect your lens.
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Stuck between cpl and nd. I think if it was quality glass, I would get nd.
Do you understand how the different filters affect the image? A cpl and nd do very, very different things.
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Do you understand how the different filters affect the image? A cpl and nd do very, very different things.
Isnt CPL prevent reflection when shooting through windows and water surfaces and ND is used for long exposure??

Thinking of getting this one and leave it on as protection and getting this one to shoot through windows and water surfaces.
Any other suggestions and/or comments??
Edited by TLCH723 - 8/15/12 at 11:59am
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Yes I know what these filters do.
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Isnt CPL prevent reflection when shooting through windows and water surfaces and ND is used for long exposure??
Thinking of getting this one and leave it on as protection and getting this one to shoot through windows and water surfaces.
Any other suggestions and/or comments??

I wouldn't buy a filter for "protection." Protection against what? Blowing sand and salt spray is really all they protect against. They also complete the weather sealing on some lenses, so I suppose that would be an exception too.

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Yes I know what these filters do.
Well then you should know which one you want if you're only picking one. Either you want the cpl for cutting reflections and getting bluer skies, or you want the nd for longer exposures without having to stop way down, or shooting outdoors with strobes.
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cpl can also works as a weak ND....

or if you get a variable ND you can use it as a "CPL"....

.....just saying.....
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I want the nd to use on waterfall/river shots to blur out the water during daylight.
I want the CPL as well to minimize the reflections on water/glass/screens. I know what these do, and I need them both, not immideately, but I would use one as much as the other.

Hoya and tiffen is what I would get as well as the 52 - 58 ring. I would buy CPL first because it seems much more interesting to me, then nd.
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Throwing money at equipment is the best way to improve your photography.

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