Lens Filter??? what brand??? - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Photographers Corner This forum is specifically for talk about camera's and photography. question about a camera or how to get that perfect shot post it here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
Ride or Die! Die to Ride!
 
saQ "C" 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Morton Grove
Posts: 1,074
Location: Morton Grove
Sportbike: '09 Speed Triple
Years Riding: Riding since '92 baby!!!
How you found us: A friend told me about you.
           
Send a message via AIM to saQ "C" 1 Send a message via Yahoo to saQ "C" 1
Lens Filter??? what brand???

Quote:
Originally Posted by HDTony View Post
Save your pennies and buy this one instead. I can not even put into words on here, how much this lens is worth every penny over the other one you posted. Image quality is 10,000,000 times better

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm...4570004&sr=8-1
Yo Tony I ordered the glass you recommended in one of my previous threads about advice on buying a lens. I can't wait for it to come in!!! Now that i've ordered it, i've been looking online for filters (e.g. UV filters, C-PL filters, FLD filters). i'm going to vegas at the end of this month and think a C-PL filter will really benefit me when taking pic during the day since its so freaking sunny out there. then i would just swap that out with the UV filter, which i will probably keep on at all times just to protect the lens. I'm seeing all these brands and i'm not too sure which is a quality brand and which are bogus brands. i've seen the following brands online...Tiffen, Hoya, B&W, Quantaray, Opteka, and obviously the camera brands like Canon and Nikon. If you guys could school me on what's a good brand and what not i would greatly appreciate it!!!

Thanks in advance!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~
Chris
'11 VROD MUSCLE
'09 Speed Triple - R.I.P.
'02 R1 - R.I.P.
'05 Star - R.I.P.

XBox Live Gamertag: saQ C 1

chris saquido photography
saQ "C" 1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 10:07 AM
Serious inquiries only
 
Mort82's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Never-Neverland
Posts: 13,775
Location: Never-Neverland
Sportbike: Specialized Allez Comp; Gkotlin's SV650
Years Riding: Always learning
How you found us: Google
           
Send a message via AIM to Mort82
Anything should work for you on the UV... I don't know your level of photogfie, but if you are just messing around, I'd get something affordable.

As for the polarized lens, go big or go home.
Mort82 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
Ride or Die! Die to Ride!
 
saQ "C" 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Morton Grove
Posts: 1,074
Location: Morton Grove
Sportbike: '09 Speed Triple
Years Riding: Riding since '92 baby!!!
How you found us: A friend told me about you.
           
Send a message via AIM to saQ "C" 1 Send a message via Yahoo to saQ "C" 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mort82 View Post
As for the polarized lens, go big or go home.
so you're saying to stick with the Canon brand since i have a canon dslr? or are there other brands that are comparable to the Canon product?

~~~~~~~~~~~
Chris
'11 VROD MUSCLE
'09 Speed Triple - R.I.P.
'02 R1 - R.I.P.
'05 Star - R.I.P.

XBox Live Gamertag: saQ C 1

chris saquido photography
saQ "C" 1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 10:35 AM
The Halo hides my Horns
 
Lonely Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Posts: 12,687
Location: Bolingbrook, IL
Sportbike: SV650
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: Google
           
Any glass you add in front of a lens can (and probably will) detract some contrast.

Most pro shooters will forgo anything in front of their "glass" unless it's required for the shot (c-pol, neutral density, special fx), or it's for protection in harsh environments like the artic, rainforest, desert sand storms, etc.

UV filters are unneeded since the D-SLR sensor has a very high quality UV and typically an IR filter built into it.

I can't remember the page where I've found the best deals on filters, but the Hoya Pro 1 Digital and B + W filters are pretty damn good. As Bobby said, with a C-POL go big or go home.

aut cum scuto aut in scuto

http://www.firespeedtactical.com

My ZenFolio Gallery: www.LonelyRaven.ZenFolio.com
Lonely Raven is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 10:49 AM
Serious inquiries only
 
Mort82's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Never-Neverland
Posts: 13,775
Location: Never-Neverland
Sportbike: Specialized Allez Comp; Gkotlin's SV650
Years Riding: Always learning
How you found us: Google
           
Send a message via AIM to Mort82
Quote:
Originally Posted by saQ "C" 1 View Post
so you're saying to stick with the Canon brand since i have a canon dslr? or are there other brands that are comparable to the Canon product?
I don't know squat about Canon since they make printers.

I know Nikon focuses on glass though

I know there is a couple high end brands out there that would be suitable. I just can't think of their names. I went with a Nikon brand for my polarizer.
Mort82 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 40
           
Hoya makes some very nice stuff. I have a 58mm and 62mm set for my lenses. I got it all from B&H
Illuminati44 is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 08:08 PM
Registered User
 
VTEC_EATER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Posts: 404
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Sportbike: 2004 GSXR750 (street/track), 2003 ZX6R 636 (track)
Years Riding: I think Im on my 3rd now
How you found us: From other web forums (SBN, NESBA)
           
I have the Hoya S-HMC Pro 1 filters (UV & C-PL) for my Nikkor pro lenses (77mm). They are pretty spendy at that size. I have just a regular Hoya HMC UV Filter for my 18-50/2.8 Sigma. My 50/1.8mm has no filter, though I do want to pick some up.

The best place I have found online for the Hoya filters is here:

http://stores.ebay.com/Spotlight-Photo

Great prices and he is in the USA! Don't spend your money at those Hong Kong shops on ebay.

Tom DeCoste aka "Tommy Tarmac"
Nesba #611 Advanced
VTEC_EATER is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 08:23 PM
Registered User
 
BusaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Naperville
Posts: 5,002
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: 2002 Turbo Hayabusa
Years Riding: Lost Track
How you found us: Tony
           
The UV filter is much cheaper to replace if scratched than the lens. You should not lose much light through a UV, but you will definately lose through a polarized.

For Vegas you will mostly want to shoot morning and evening. The sun is too intense during the day.

I have Quantarray UV on all my glass.

Dave
BusaDave is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 08:26 PM
Registered User
 
BusaDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Naperville
Posts: 5,002
Location: Naperville
Sportbike: 2002 Turbo Hayabusa
Years Riding: Lost Track
How you found us: Tony
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mort82 View Post
I don't know squat about Canon since they make printers.

I know Nikon focuses on glass though
It's hard to go wrong on Canon ES L series glass, though a few of them aren't worth the money. Check out some of the photography web sites. You will definately pay for the L glass!

Dave
BusaDave is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome