polarizer, nd, and graduat


polarizer, nd, and graduated nd, and color graduated filters are the main ones.

I’m not a believer in putting uv’s on for protection…. unless I’m sure something will hit the lens like water or mud or sand spray…. there are pros and cons of course, but for me the cons are these:

1 think about how thick a lens element is compared to how thick the filter is… now imagine that filter breaking and shards of broken filter glass scratching up the lens under circumstances where the lens might have got off scott free….

imagine busting your lens while trying to remove a damaged uv filter ring that got dinged or overtightened just enough to jam it onto the lens threads…

every element of glass between the sensor and the subject is another layer of flare inducing, image softening, dust collecting, scene wrecking well you get the idea…

read up on polarizers… and buy one for sure, GOOD quality, brand name, don’t skimp unless you like purple color tints in your videos.

get at least on nd 4 and maybe even an nd 8…

one grad nd for darkening your sky to even out a landscape scene that woul otherwise over expose the sky and underexpose the land.. and get a blue or tobbaco grad nd to add color to a dull overexposed sky.

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