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Drop in Filters (1 Viewer)

redtail7

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Hi Guys
Just purchased a 300mm f2.8 lens and was wondering what drop in filters anyone is using for bird shots. It comes with a NC 52mm filter, is this good enough or should I be looking for a different filter. Thanks for any help. Regards Tony
 

gvca1

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Hi Guys
Just purchased a 300mm f2.8 lens and was wondering what drop in filters anyone is using for bird shots. It comes with a NC 52mm filter, is this good enough or should I be looking for a different filter. Thanks for any help. Regards Tony

The only filter I'd consider (really the only one offered?) is the circular polarizer. The CP will help at the seashore, or for darkening back-lit blue skies.

I think the only purpose the included NC filter serves is to keep the optical formula all correct, so that when you DO put in the CP, it doesn't change the optics.

Have fun with that lens, and show us some photos!

Jim
 

seaspirit

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Same here.
The Sigma 300 2.8 I am using has a clear drop in filter, and according to the lens manual it should be in the light path unless it is replaced with another type of filter. The Sigmas come with a polarizer, and I can't imagine what other kind of filter could make sense.
Maybe a ND filter if there is to much light ..... not a common problem when shooting with the big lenses.....

Ulli
 
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