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Old May 23rd, 2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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which filter size for SONY DCR-TRV950E?

Hi there,

I'm new to filters etc and need to know how they would attach to this camera and which size I need. I see all difefrent sizes being posted verywhere, 52, 70something etc etc. If anyone knows what will be compatible and what won't then please help, as there are loads of cheap one son eBay but I don't know which ones to use!

Thanks very much :)
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 03:28 PM   #2
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37mm. Or use a step-up ring to 49mm, since most pro filters start at 49mm. B&W, Heliopan, Hoya, Tiffen, Vanguard, Cokin. You should be able to get Cokin screw-on filters in Europe. They're good and inexpensive. Which filter? A UV for sure to protect your lens.
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 03:30 PM   #3
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Cool.

So just to clarify.

Any filter that says 37 mm will work for sure with my camera.
And any step up rings which start at 37 and finish at another number will allow my camera to also be compatible with any filters designed for the that measurement too? That's really good news, so firstly I'll need to get a simply UV filter to protct my actual lens, right? Does it matter what make or should I just get the cheapest one I can find? Thanks very mcuh for this info!
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 03:58 PM   #4
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Re: "So just to clarify. Any filter that says 37 mm will work for sure with my camera."

Yes, any 37mm filters will work, except for Leica filters. Their threads have a different pitch and so are "non-standard." They'll fit Leica cameras, though. :)

"And any step up rings which start at 37 and finish at another number will allow my camera to also be compatible with any filters designed for the that measurement too?"

Yes, but I suggest not going too much bigger, because a large filter might not fit inside the lens housing. Go with 37mm to 49mm "step-up."

A Cokin UV works just fine on my cam. And it just so happens it's also the 37mm thread size.
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Old May 23rd, 2003, 04:04 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for your help. I've just got a step up ring for about 4 and a bunch of other 49mm filters for 2 or 3, including a UV filter, tiffen sky filter, bell and howell circular polariser and a few others... all for like 1 - 4 each, which is pretty cool! :) So thanks very much for the help. Now I need to spend slihgtly more because if you look at my thread at the top of the "towards a movie look" forum you'll get an idea of the sorta film I'm trying to make... I want rich, deep, saturated colours, really gorgeous colours, and as it'll all be filme din the caribbean, I want lots of dramatic dark blue skies (i have a dark blue cokin grad filter on loan which doesnt attach to mine but with a tiny bit of tape it goes nciely around the lens cover lol) and will want the actors etc on the ebach to come out really well, look healthy, brown, and rich colours on the dirt roads etc... and also will be filming quite a few sunrises and sunsets... Thanks again for the help!! Now which filter would you recommend as a really good one for that sort of rich colour? Cheers! :):):)
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Old May 24th, 2003, 05:39 AM   #6
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A strong skylight or a polarizer will make colors richer/fuller in bright sunshine at a beach. Do you want this sunrise/sunset soft? A Cokin 81A or 81B is nice, plus it yellows things up a bit.

http://www.cokin.fr
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Old May 24th, 2003, 05:47 AM   #7
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Thanks, I think I have what I need.

I looked at warm cards, they seem really amazing, but so simple... I guess they'r enot as simple as they look, holding up a bit of brown paper to the camera wouldn't cheat the white balance and have the same effect would it? Or no-one around here has any 2nd hand ones do they? :)

Do you think they are worth getting, and they would really make difference. If they would increase the quality significiantly I guess they'd be a great idea to have them, if they'd get the film closer to that movie-feel...

Thanks for the help :)
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