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Questions tagged [filters]

For questions pertaining to photographic filters, which are usually glass or plastic accessories that are either screwed onto the lens or otherwise added in the optical path. Use "effect" or "post-processing" for software-based "digital filters".

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What would happen if the location of a filter on a lens were changed?

Most lenses have filter threads in front of the front element. However, some lenses have filter threads behind the rear element, such as some fisheye lenses b/c the front element protrudes too far ...
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What's the difference between a FL-D filter and an ND filter?

What's the difference between a FL-D filter and an ND filter? I see that FL-D is to improve light, but so is ND. What exactly is the difference?
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Is it picture noise or did I captured the stars of our galaxy?

I captured this image of empty sky using my phone in the direction of orion constellation and applied some filters using an app. Can anyone explain what is this?
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Is my ND4 filter really ND4?

As I understand, ND4 filter should transmit about 25% of the incident light. I have measured transmittance spectrum of my Fujimi ND4 58mm filter, and got the following result: So, transmittance is ...
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Can a circular polarizing lens (CPL) be rotated to end up completely without any effect

From what I've read and watched, a CPL can cut reflections/glare and increase saturation (mainly the blues). Also, these effects can be adjusted by simply rotating the filter. What is not being ...
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Which photo filter is this [closed]

Can someone, please, help me identify which photo filter was used on this image?
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What is the filter thread size for a Hasselblad 80mm lens?

I was wondering if anyone knew the thread size on a Hasse 80mm lens for a UV Filter. Does 67mm sound correct? Please advise and many thanks.
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Can I use a polarizing filter on a non-STM lens?

Almost every single review of an STM lens mentions the following: The front end doesn't rotate while focusing, which is great for using a polar filter. Does this mean that I can't use a ...
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Circle Imprinted on Photos - How to Get Rid Of? [duplicate]

Recently some photos I've taken have had a band of circles imprinted on the pictures. Is this caused by my filter or something with the lens itself? Attached a photo for reference. It only happens ...
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What filter size for a Canon PowerShot SX430 IS?

What size lens filter do I need for a Canon PowerShot SX430 IS? I have a 40.5mm UV filter, but it does not fit.
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What kind of filter do I need for safe sun photography?

I'm a novice photographer but I'm really interested in Astrophotography. Since I don't want to go full equipment, spending too much, without knowing the basis, I need to ask for help here on Stack. I ...
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Does using long exposure together with ND filter make the scene look more evenly lit? [duplicate]

Suppose I try to shoot a piece of forest with trees casting dense shadows during daylight. It looks something like this to a human eye (part of larger and more detailed image from here) In the image ...
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Will all square/rectangular filters fit into the slots of a given filter holder?

I am researching square/rectangular ND/ND grad filters and holders. I don't own any yet. I am wondering: 1) Are all filter holders' slots - into which you slide square/rectangular filters - and all ...
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Is there a way of using a square gradient filter with a circular filter system?

I'm interested about a circular filter system for (very) long exposure photography, such as the one by Formatt Hitech. However, I'd like to use a square gradient filter; they make a circular one but I ...
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Light reflections with filter stacking

I typically use multiple filters when doing long exposure. Assuming light leaks from the sides are taken care off with proper sealing, could there be light bouncing back and forth between the ...
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What features should I look for in a filter system to avoid buying duplicates later [duplicate]

I’m looking to buy some kind of filter system. What features in a filter system should I as a begginer look for so that I will not have to replace everything (or buy duplicates in other sizesk) down ...
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How to photograph laser show with long exposure while outdoors?

I want to take an image of a laser show projected in a wall. Indoors in low light I use longer exposure 1/8 or 1/25 second. Outdoors the images are completely washed out. I want to know if there is a ...
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Underwater split photography and filter combination

I am considering buying a "dome" type of case for my Gopro camera, in order to shoot while diving. In order to see any colors underwater, except for green, I understand that I need a filter. How is ...
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Is there a filter or material that allows a variable amount of light through depending on intensity? [duplicate]

Is there a filter or material that allows a variable amount of light through based on intensity? So the brightness of highlights would be reduced, while shadows would be less, or not at all, affected. ...
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Are there types of photography centered around wavelengths other than IR or visible light?

I am familiar with and have shot in Infrared, give or take above the 700nm range with my Nikon D750 and an IR filter over the lens. Does anybody know of other wavelength-specific types of photography? ...
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How to get in beach with sun my body with mobile [closed]

I am new here and I would like to know how to get a photo of me "show my body only". I want to make it more specific what I mean. First I am not professional and It is just for social medias.I would ...
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Why did my ND filter produce washed out exposures?

So I bought a set of (pretty cheap) ND filters a couple of years ago and took them on holiday to Canada with me last year. I managed to get a couple of OK shots but most of them looked something like ...
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Is there any way of dealing with or reducing lens vignetting with a wide angle?

So I finally got around to purchasing a Nisi 150mm filter holder and a couple of filters for my Samyang 14mm AF lens. Seems fine so far except that the holder itself causes some vignetting, with part ...
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How would this fare as a makeshift polariser for somebody on an extreme budget?

This 150x150 polarising filter sheet/gel After having contacted the seller, they said it's something people often use in photography? I'm assuming it wouldn't be anywhere near as useful as an actual ...
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Should I buy several ND filters or one Variable ND filter? [duplicate]

I have a standard 28-70mm lens I'll be using which came with my Sony A7. Whilst I plan to use separate ND filters for my other wide angle lens, I'll be using this lens for general nature and landscape ...
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If I buy certain-sized filter system, for example a 150mm holder, which size filters can I use for it?

Would they have to be strictly 150mmx150mm holders? Or could they also be rectangular, such as 150mmx100mm for example? Sorry for the basic question - I'm pretty new to filters and its peripherals.
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Will the Camdiox brand 165mm fit with the SFH-14 filter holder for the Samyang 14mm lens? [duplicate]

this is an example of one of the filters - Camdiox 165x208x2.5 this is the filter holder - SFH-14 filter holder designed specifically for the Samyang 14mm lens. I was put off this specific filter ...
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What are the most suitable filter holders for my Samyang 14mm autofocus prime lens? [duplicate]

I've looked into the ones from Haida and Nisi which are both suitable, though they're quite pricey for me currently - does anybody know of any cheaper possible alternatives? I understand there's the ...
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Will the Lee 100mm filter holder work with a Samyang 14mm autofocus lens?

Will this Lee 100mm filter holder work with a Samyang AF 14 mm F2.8 Autofocus Lens for Sony FE? Which adapter ring would I need to buy for it? Thank you, and apologies if any of this comes across as ...
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I have the Samyang FE 14mm lens which has a nondetachable lens hood - is it possible to still use a ring adaptor on this so that I can use a filter?

And how would I know which size adaptor I need? There are no markings on my lens. I'm looking into buying a square filter holder to try help with this. Thanks.
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Why does the contrast change when you zoom out of an image on Preview on mac [closed]

If you click on an image file in finder on the mac and press the space bar, Preview will preview the photo for you. After doing this, you can zoom in on the image (by pinching two fingers apart from ...
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Adapter for Zeiss 80mm planar (with Hassalblad 500)

I'd like to do IR photography as well as long exposure with my Hassie. I just both the Lee filter adapter and the Hoya 72mm IR. However, they do not fit the Zeiss lens. Do I need a different thread?
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Cheaper alternative to OEM hoods for long exposure filters

I've got several Lee filters with holder by the manufacturer. I'm looking for a hood, but the one sold by Lee is very expensive. Did anybody find a cheaper alternative?
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How many stops should I compensate for with SFX200 and Hoya R72 Filter?

I recently bought both the SFX200 infrared film as well as the Hoya R72 IR filter. I searched online and I'm a bit confused about exposure compensation. With the combination above, how many ...
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What's the difference of ND filter between Breakthrough Photography and Lee Filters [closed]

I'm torn between Breakthrough Photography (BP) ND Filter and Lee filters. Is the quality of BP ND filter is overhyped? Would you choose BP over Lee or vice versa? Can I stack the two circular ...
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Can I stack ND Filter and Polarizer together?

I've seen some images of long exposure photography with a polarizing filter. I was wondering if I could use an ND and a polarizer together. Will the polarizer have the same effect? Will the image ...
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Right ND for filter size for Nikon 24-85 mm lens [duplicate]

I have a Nikon lens NIKON AF-S 24-85 F/3.5-4.5G ED VR. And I'd like to get an ND.10 filter. What's the right filter size for that lens? And what brand would you suggest
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What causes this pattern? [closed]

What causes the pattern seen on the image (it is a still from a video)? This doesn't seem to be a Moiré. It seems to be largely related to the camera or the filter (the pattern is fixed and aligned ...
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Is there an optical filter that reduces the film's contrast?

As far as I know, the change of the exposure moves the negative' density curve left or right only (moves the objects to the different zones), and to shrink or enlarge overall contrast, one has to ...
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Sony A7* ND filter app

Has anybody ever used a software ND filter? I recently bought a Sony A7RII and I've seen in their marketplace an in-camera app which is supposed to be an ND filter for about 30$. Is there any ...
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How to achieve this effect that looks smoky/blurred and was used in a Balenciaga campaign? [duplicate]

This effect looks like smoke with a little blurring. There are many examples of this because it has been used in some erotic movies. I don’t know if it’s a lens filter, a specific camera, a technique,...
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Darktable XMP sidecar filters repository

Maybe I'm asking a stupid question for real photographers, but I'm searching an online repository with XMP sidecar files for Darktable. Everyone knows the many instagram effects like laté and sepia ...
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How to use a square polarizing filter?

I have just been left some photography equipment. The item is made up of two parts: a flat square and a circular piece together with a holder and a number of adaptor rings. I am used to the circular ...
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How to mount filter to lens without thread? [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I have never used a Filter or Lens Hood, so this might be weird question. I plan to do some landscape photography using my Lumix G F1,7/20 mm MFT Lens. Unfortunately I just realized that ...
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How do I select the correct filter sizes for my lenses? [duplicate]

I have four different lenses: 18–55mm AF VR, 35mm AF, 50–200mm AF, and 50–300mm AF. I have a filter and wide angle filter (52mm, 55mm) that only work with 18–55mm lens only — they will not work with ...
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How an HD polarizing filter make the difference as compared to a normal one?

I have a Nikon d7200 with 18-140mm lens. Should I buy a HD Circular polarizing filter or a normal circular polarizing filter?
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What is the difference between slim and regular polarizer filters? [duplicate]

I have recently purchased Nikon D7200 with an 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. But I am confused whether to buy a slim or regular filter — which will be appropriate for my lens?
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What lens filter size should I get?

I ordered a 65mm lens filter, and my camera has a 58mm lens. Would the filter fit because I ordered it online and I'm not sure if it will work with my camera?
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Filter pack scale on Unicolor enlarger

I'm trying to get back into color printing and came across this Unicolor enlarger in a junk pile, the filter dials only go up to 17. Is that the actual value of the filter or this this a unique scale ...
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Why do polarising filters only work in one direction?

So I bought a polarising filter yesterday that has a dial you can turn to increase/decrease the polarisation effect and mount directly onto the lens. I also have an old polarising filter that was one ...