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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 be the best way to make pictures taken with different cameras to look the same?

I am working on cleaning up an Instagram page and one problem I have come across is that there are a lot of pictures on that page. They come from different cameras, lighting and focuses and I was ...
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What is the purpose of an orange filter that comes with Canon flash?

My Canon (430EX III-RT) flash came with a neutral plastic diffuser and an orange plastic filter. Now, I understand the purpose of the neutral diffuser: it's (obviously) to diffuse the flash, without ...
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Why different filter thread sizes?

It is well known that different lenses often have different filter thread sizes. Why is this the case? Lens and camera manufacturers have agreed on one (per-brand) standard for attaching the lens to ...
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What filter size for Pentax 100SDUF telescope?

I am looking to use a Pentax 100SDUF telescope as a long focal length lens. I would like to protect the front element with a clear filter. There are no markings on the lens as to the size of filter ...
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How can I avoid lens reflection on long exposures using ND filters?

I'm getting lens reflection when I take a long exposure and use a filter. I'm assuming it's because of the gap between the lens and filter so light gets in. See the images I've attached. I'm ...
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What is a good general filter to use on a flash to compensate for fluorescent lighting?

I'm experimenting with filters over on-camera flash to better match the ambient light. I'm having good results using CTOs (Colour Temperature Orange filters) with sunlight, for example. When I'm ...
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How to enhance Text on this old photograph

I was trying to ientify two buildings on the right side of the Church. However despite best of my effort I could not identified them. One building (white one story building) has a sign mark but I ...
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Better Circular Polarizer for Sigma 150-500mm APO HSM [duplicate]

I recently used my Sigma 150-500 lens to shoot my son surfing. I was using a circular polarizer. The shots all appear out of focus even though focus was good and depth of field was good, even though ...
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What type of lens filter goes between the lens and body and has metal flakes in it?

About 20 years ago when I was just starting out in photography, I was at a portrait photographer's studio. He was showing me some of his equipment. One thing that I found interesting was a set of ...
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Should I remove UV filters from lenses for product photography? [duplicate]

I am starting to do product photography but I dont know whether I should keep the uv filter on my lens or not.
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Polarizing filter for TLR camera (Flexaret VII)

I recently purchased a Flexaret VII camera and now looking for polarizing filters. I could find color filters but not polarizing. Is there any alternative on the market, as I can't find any ...
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Filter for Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm Lens [duplicate]

Recently i purchased a Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm Len. i'm a beginner in photography. kindly advise me to find a proper filter for my lens. how can calculate or find the filter ...
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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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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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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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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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What is this strange light leak during long exposures?

I'm not sure why, but I'm getting, at times, images like the one below, while doing long exposure with the 15 big stopper. I had this problem today for the first time, and not with all pictures. ...
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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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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,...