View Full Version : Does anyone use filters?


dwhs
01-28-2009, 03:26 AM
I want To have AS MUCH OF A CINEMA TYPE MOVIE FEel as possible, I was wondering if a filter will help this? I'm using a wide angle lense and that helps a ton.

I have these lenses available for my camera:

Polarized one (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11040658&tab=Features)

I have this wide angle one (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644518400&productId=8198552921665294474&returnUrl=&accDeptCategoryId=&accessory=true)

Natural light one (http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=11040866&tab=Features)

My guess is the polarized one will help.

Zensteve
02-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Sure, filters are useful for many things.

You're paying a *lot* of money, for those ones, btw. Ritz Camera sells Tiffen brand filters. Ought to be about $10 (for a 37mm), as oposed to those links.

Both the ND & the Polariser you linked are handy, when needed. You should also get a UV filter. (Use it whenever you don't have another filter on, to protect the lens, basically)

indietalk
02-07-2009, 04:59 PM
If you shoot black and white get a yellow #8 for some amazing landscape shots, or whenever showing the sky.

directorik
02-08-2009, 11:32 AM
The polarizing filter will reduce glare if you are shooting near
water or a big glass building.

That wide angle adaptor isn’t a filter at all. I just expands the
frame by using - essentially - a magnifying glass. I don’t like
those. They distort the image.

The ND filters are quite nice. I use Tiffen Pro Mist filters all
the time. I have a “half black” on my lens all the time and use
others depending on the lighting.

None of these items will give you the “cinema feel”. Excellent
lighting will go a long way to making your video look much
better, though.