Using filters effectively...

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

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    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

    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.
    TheTaipan, Jul 14, 2003
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    Canongirly Guest

    Canongirly, Jul 14, 2003
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    D Barry Guest


    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

    You might try Kodak website:

    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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