Shopping for filters


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Shopping for filters

Before we dive into specific filters, I want to mention a few general things about filter shopping, which can be a little confusing if you've never done it before. There are three main filter manufactures, Tiffen, Hoya, and B+W, and I am not listing those in any particular order, that's just how they came to mind. There are also lots of other little filter vendors that you've never heard of. When you go to Amazon or to a photo website like B&H and do a search for a particular filter like maybe a circular polarizer, you're going to see filters by those three big vendors and lots of other people, and you're going to see a huge variation in price.

Tiffen or Hoya or B+W might sell a circular polarizer for $100, while some company you've never heard of has one for $25. Can you just go for the $25 one? Let's talk for a minute about really what a filter is. We saw before that they are flat pieces of glass that go on the end of your lens. If you've watched my Foundation...

Shopping for filters
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Shopping for filters provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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