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    by D_M_R Photography » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:19 am

    Does anyone use filters for shooting sports like motocross. If so whats the best filters to use. Any help much appreciated.
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    by Dug » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:00 pm

    A Circular Polarizing filter for EVERY lens you own.

    If you get sprayed with dirt a skylight filter for protection.

    They are pretty well the only filters I have ever used or ever wanted to use.
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    by Busiboy » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:16 pm

    The only other one if you want to get fancy is an ND 8 for slowing it all down in bright conditions, I have rarely used mine but it can be useful.

    The CPL as mentioned above is useful, but especially so around water. Then UV or skylight filters if you want to get close to the action.

    Be cautious of dust, depending on the camera and lens this could be better or worse than others.
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    Re: Filters

    by K1W1 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:08 pm

    D_M_R Photography wrote:Does anyone use filters for shooting sports like motocross. If so whats the best filters to use. Any help much appreciated.


    No filters particularly not a CP for sports where the subjects are travelling at different directions to the angle of the sun and constantly moving. By the time you go the CP set up the subject would have moved half a lap.
    UV filters for protection? No never have never will but others have differing opinions.
    ND or CP filters for landscape or shots of stationery things yes from time to time.
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    Re: Filters

    by Dug » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:26 am

    K1W1 wrote:
    No filters particularly not a CP for sports where the subjects are travelling at different directions to the angle of the sun and constantly moving. By the time you go the CP set up the subject would have moved half a lap.
    UV filters for protection? No never have never will but others have differing opinions.
    ND or CP filters for landscape or shots of stationery things yes from time to time.


    CPLs are fine so long as you prefocus and adjust for a certain spot then wait for the action to happen.


    If there is a moto-x jump then you just set up and wait, if you need to change locations or angles there is no real problem if they are not adjusted.

    Well used they make photos better but badly used I have never seen one actually make a photo worse. :wink:
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