Thursday, August 12, 2010


UV filter. $2 dollar at pawn shop.

CP filter Rotated 180* you can see the color of the skies appear deeper blue.
$5 dollars at the pawn shop.

GND filter soft edge. $15 at the pawn shop.

As I digging out my old photos from Arizona trip, I remember that I did some test shoots on three diffrent filters at this location. These photos are unedited, and it was on A mode at f/32 Nikon D3 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.


  1. Thanks Quynh Le,
    That is a great visual lesson about what to expect from the usage of the 3 filters.

    I wish my test shots came out like these.LOL

  2. A man after my own heart, I don't think I've paid more than $15 for any of my filters and most of them I have been getting for $3-$8 each.

    Pawn shops an e-bay, what would we do without them?

    I agree with Parker, those are some pretty nice test shots! f32? wow! I have never shot anything at that aperture before.

  3. Thank you for these test shots! Having seen this now I will be looking first for a CP filter as this seems to give good all around results.

    Looks like I'm going to need to spend more time poking around pawn shops! The best deal I can find on a CP filter is 150 miles from here and costs about $135.00!


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