Using filters effectively...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by TheTaipan, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. TheTaipan

    TheTaipan Guest

    I have bought a few photography books, an SLR and loads of film, but nothing
    tells me anything useful regarding how to get the most out of filters...
    I have just two filters so far a Polaroid and a UV. There are a number of
    filters I have looked at but I don't have the guts to buy one until I
    get some idea of how to use the bloody things! I have figured that the
    Polaroid lens (knowing from high school physics) can help reduce glare
    it has a ring that you can turn, I just twist it until the glare
    disappears...

    I'd love to learn more about these things, are there books written just on
    filters? Are they readily available - where else can I learn more?

    Thanks in advance for any help you may offer.
    Simon.
     
    TheTaipan, Jul 14, 2003
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    Canongirly Guest

    Canongirly, Jul 14, 2003
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    D Barry Guest

    Simon

    Firstly, let my pedantic nature correct you on one term. What you
    called Polaroid filter is actually a PolarISING filter. Polaroid is a
    brand name.

    To answer your main question, you might also try these:

    Kodak published such a book few years ago in their 'Workshop' series:
    "Using Filters" You might be able to find copy in some major bookshops
    if it's still in print.

    There are several others I've seen around but forgotten the
    titles/authors

    You might try Kodak website:
    http://wwwau.kodak.com/country/US/en/motion/students/handbook/filtration1.jhtml
    http://wwwau.kodak.com/country/US/en/motion/students/handbook/filtration2.jhtml
    http://wwwau.kodak.com/country/US/en/motion/students/handbook/filtration3.jhtml
    http://wwwau.kodak.com/country/US/en/motion/students/handbook/filtration4.jhtml

    D.B.
     
    D Barry, Jul 17, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    See if you can get your hands on a Hoya or Heliopan catalogue. It explains
    it all in great detail.
     
    Miro, Jul 18, 2003
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