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Old 02-22-2007, 03:14 PM   #7
Joe the Photog
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My opinion is that if you expose the shot corectly, you won't need a filter in most cases. I actually cannot remember the last time I used one. My main reasoning for this is that it makes little sense to me to put a 40 dollar piece of glass in front of an 800 dollar piece of glass or even on my kit lens.

Everyone has their own opinions on this and mine has changed. In the past, I never left home without about six different filters.

Also, since you're half way there, I'd recommemd shooting on full manual. While I was getting used to it, I would shoot on Aperture Priority until I finally came to the conclusion that if a shot was going to be mucked up, I'd rather it be my fault -- and learn from what I did wrong -- than letting the camera think for itself.

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