Which Filter for Spain?


AndrewA

Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 13:02
I am off to Spain (Costa del Sol) a week on Saturday, and this year will be taking my DSLR.
Any tips on the best filters to take gratefully accepted!
Thanks.
Andrew

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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K10D

Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 13:26
A circular polariser and a couple of ND grads if you have them.

Star burst for night time twinkles etc.

A clear or UV for when the party warms up and food & drink go air born.

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Dangermouse

Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 17:08
You don't need the starburst filter now - I think the K-r can do this with the in-camera image editing? I know the K-m can.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

AndrewA

Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 18:36
Dangermouse wrote:
You don't need the starburst filter now - I think the K-r can do this with the in-camera image editing? I know the K-m can.

True there is a starburst filter in camera.
Andrew

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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 18:54
I presume you can add the effect with the in-camera RAW conversion. So you have a backup image which isn't.... ruined by a starburst filter!
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AndrewA

Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 21:00
Pentaxophile wrote:
I presume you can add the effect with the in-camera RAW conversion. So you have a backup image which isn't.... ruined by a starburst filter!

Yep, you can fiddle with the in-camera filters and keep the original RAW file too.
Andrew

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Dangermouse

Link Posted 05/08/2011 - 21:19
I've had similar thoughts of late while looking at my DA* 50-135mm. Obviously with a lens this good you don't want to buy cheap 5 Hong Kong special filters, so I've been thinking about what I really want so I can save for a decent one. So far I've come up with a polarizer, and can't think of anything else. It'll double as a mild ND and lens protector, and by turning the filter you can bring the reflections back should you want them. I don't tend to shoot landscapes with this lens so I don't need heavy duty NDs, and most other effects can be done digitally now.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

AndrewA

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 15:53
Circular polariser bought, fitted, bring on the sun!
Andrew

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