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ludwig 28th March 2017 11:06 AM

Filters...
 
So - I'm in the market for a polarising filter - I think primarily for use with my 25mm f1.4 - mainly to be used for product photography.
Question is, without breaking the bank, what should I be looking to get?
And with a view to maybe getting other filters - maybe an ND filter for use with my 9-18mm, maybe for other lenses I have (12-50mm, 42.5mm f1,7) where's the smart money?

I know next to nothing about filters, especially for M43 system, so any help greatly appreciated...

ludwig 28th March 2017 07:54 PM

Re: Filters...
 
Sorry my lens is the 25mm f1.8 Zuiko - not the f1.4 Lumix.
I think it has a 46mm filter thread.

Petrochemist 29th March 2017 09:37 PM

Re: Filters...
 
Filters for MFT are the same as for any other camera, just sometimes in different sizes.

timboo 30th March 2017 06:22 AM

Re: Filters...
 
Here are 4 popular manufacturers listed starting with the most expensive. It depends on what you want to achieve, what subjects you want to shoot and what is your priority, cost,quality, size. For example Hoya focus on filters, which screw onto your lens and are very compact circular shaped but are restricted if you want shots of sunsets (which i found out recently) as you cant slide them up and down they are fixed othr than rotation. Lee do rectangular filters which slide in and out of a frame which attaches to your lens, are tip top quality, versatile but rather expensive. Formatt hitech sell both types shape wise and are also good quality and land in the middle price wise.

I have Hoya for a quick walk around filter and Did have Formatt hitech for landscapes. I would buy formatt hitech again.

Have a look at the below as they provide some good info.

http://www.leefilters.com


http://www.formatt-hitech.com


https://www.cokin-filters.com/


http://www.hoyafilter.com


I previously bought from this company, at the time they were best value for Hoya

http://www.microglobe.co.uk/hoya-62m...er-p-4000.html

alsuser 30th March 2017 09:36 PM

Re: Filters...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ludwig (Post 410007)
So - I'm in the market for a polarising filter - I think primarily for use with my 25mm f1.4 - mainly to be used for product photography.
Question is, without breaking the bank, what should I be looking to get?
And with a view to maybe getting other filters - maybe an ND filter for use with my 9-18mm, maybe for other lenses I have (12-50mm, 42.5mm f1,7) where's the smart money?

I know next to nothing about filters, especially for M43 system, so any help greatly appreciated...

You could always get a filter for the biggest diameter lens and then buy cheap step down rings to attach them onto the smaller lenses.

pdk42 31st March 2017 06:11 AM

Re: Filters...
 
Haida filters are reasonably priced and pretty good. I have a number of them (52mm 10-stop and polarising and a100mm square 10-stop). The 10-stop filters give only a very slight color cast - which is a pretty good result (and easily corrected if you shoot raw).

ludwig 3rd April 2017 04:03 PM

Re: Filters...
 
Cheer for the feedback team - really appreciated!


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