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Old March 24th, 2006, 03:08 PM   #16
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I shot a wedding with a $12 Tiffen filter and the loss of contrast was upsetting and extreme. I used this filter.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

I learned the hard way. :-(

Can anyone post a link to the BH website of a filter that doesn't lose contrast? I see the B&W filters are recommended but they are not multi-coated at least I don't think they are and I hear this matters.

Is this a good filter? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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Old March 24th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #17
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B+W are multi-coated. Expect to pay a fair amount for a good filter. Beyond $50 IIRC. The $12 price is a good tip-off that you didn't get much. In fact, I'd bet the 'glass' in that filter isn't at all clear either.

Call B&H and have a chat with them about this.
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Old July 31st, 2006, 11:37 AM   #18
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For a PD-170, I was thinking of buying a Polarizer filter from tiffen, will they just screw on, or do I need to purchase somthing else like a mount or adaptor ring?

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Old July 31st, 2006, 03:25 PM   #19
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I have a filter B& H sold me when purchasing the camera too. I noticed dancing green fireflys on pinpoint lights (i.e.. candles or chandeliers) and a reflection of the lens on outdoor shots.

When I am shooting in a controlled setting (most of the time) I'll leave the Filter off.

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Old July 31st, 2006, 04:26 PM   #20
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The dancing is caused by the OIS. The OIS is a major contributor to pin-point light reflections in the lens system. Turning it off at least insures that the fireflys don't dance.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 01:21 AM   #21
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And Simon - if you do get a polarisor, do make sure it's a multicoated one. Remember that with it on (and usually in good strong sunlight) this sandwich of glass forms your new front element.

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Old August 1st, 2006, 07:51 AM   #22
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Thanks Guys, Is there a big difference between a Polarizer and Warm Polarizer?
What would I miss out on if I dont get the Warm version?

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Old August 1st, 2006, 08:32 AM   #23
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I'd leave all warming to post, that way it's easier to backtrack.
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