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Hey there photographers,

So I'm looking into buying some filters for my Canon 1100D.
I found this site:

So I want to know what the real difference is between these two filters, considering there is a slight price difference:

I see the HD says it's got HD coating...will it really be worth the price? Or start off with a bunch of cheaper filters?

Thanks peeps
 

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The HD coating is amazeballs but I don’t think it’s worth a R500 premium.
I got one in a bundle I bought and the resistance to fingerprints was pretty cool. That said, the price difference is...surprising.
 

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What do you think of this set?
Seems a bit cheaper for a few lenses.

No idea man. I know Hoya as a brand and they're perfectly okay, and that kit is a nice mix of options.

The pouch is handy but it's not sealed so you'll end up with dust etc on your filters. I used to keep mine in a screw-top tupperware with lint-free felt cloth between them.
 

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No idea man. I know Hoya as a brand and they're perfectly okay, and that kit is a nice mix of options.

The pouch is handy but it's not sealed so you'll end up with dust etc on your filters. I used to keep mine in a screw-top tupperware with lint-free felt cloth between them.
Thanks for the advice. I'll get some protection for them and put them in the camera bag.
I just checked takealot for a tripod and cleaning equipment, so needed to get something more for free delivery.
 

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Hey there photographers,

So I'm looking into buying some filters for my Canon 1100D.
I found this site:

So I want to know what the real difference is between these two filters, considering there is a slight price difference:

I see the HD says it's got HD coating...will it really be worth the price? Or start off with a bunch of cheaper filters?

Thanks peeps

Are you looking to get into landscape photography?
 

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Are you looking to get into landscape photography?
I'm going to try hand at everything for a start.
Want to see what I like most at the end of the day.

I also want to take photos on the side for a small income. I've already got my first job lined up taking fresh photos of someone's guesthouse. I've redesigned their flyers and planning on revamping their website as well.
 

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A UV filter's best use is to protect the front element from impact damage/scratches.

Fingerprints on the front element don't make the slightest difference, hell even deep scratches or a crack can go unnoticed.
 

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A UV filter's best use is to protect the front element from impact damage/scratches.

Fingerprints on the front element don't make the slightest difference, hell even deep scratches or a crack can go unnoticed.
I'm most excited about the polarizer. I've got two of the same lenses so I'll keep the UV on one and the polarizer on the other.
Now just to clean everything properly. I've seen my long exposure star photos all have the same specks on them, definitely some dust somewhere.
 

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I'm most excited about the polarizer. I've got two of the same lenses so I'll keep the UV on one and the polarizer on the other.
Now just to clean everything properly. I've seen my long exposure star photos all have the same specks on them, definitely some dust somewhere.
You shouldn't be seeing dust unless your aperture is closed right down (like f/11 or smaller), which you won't be doing during astrophotography.
 

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You shouldn't be seeing dust unless your aperture is closed right down (like f/11 or smaller), which you won't be doing during astrophotography.
I'll try take a photo tonight again. Last night I didn't have the focus right. I'll make sure to check the aperture as well.
There might be some dust on the sensor though.
 

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Even sensor dust shouldn't show with a tight aperture.
 

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Even sensor dust shouldn't show with a tight aperture.
Hmmm...will definitely post a picture here then for people to see.
Thanks for teaching me though, much appreciated.
 

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So here are a few pics from last night, and tonight. Played around with exposure, aperture and ISO. Lots to learn still.

This isn't about how good the photo is though, but the red specs you can see in the photos.
I used two different lenses with this test, so I don't think it's the lenses.

Maybe download the first image, I can't see the red specs just browsing imgur.
Below I marked out what I see on dark images, on every shot.
 
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It's probably noise, not sensor dust. At what ISO were you shooting?
 

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Looks like some bad pixels and/or noise. Not dirt.
 

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It's probably noise, not sensor dust. At what ISO were you shooting?
I've seen this same arrangement with ISO 100, 200 & 400.
Looks like some bad pixels and/or noise. Not dirt.
Eh, guess I'll live with it. Nothing a bit of post processing cant fix.

Thanks for the help though guys, much appreciated.

Edit: went to pappa google, learned about dead, stuck and hot pixels. I'm guessing I've got some stuck ones considering they don't change colour between photos.
Time to get some Adobe Lightroom.
 
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So, now I would like to hear from you on stacking filters.

I've got a UV, ND8 and polarized filter.
Which order would be good on stacking them?

I've tried finding info but all I found was stack ND and then polarizer. Does the UV have any value in this stack?
 

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