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Meta Reviews Her Best Digital Camera Filters For Beginners

Meta’s Best Digital Camera Filters include her Ultraviolet Protection Filters (UV Filters), Circular Polarizing Filters (CPL Filters) and Neutral Density Filters (ND Filters) – Fixed ND Filters and Variable ND Filters, Infrared Filters and Red Enhancer Filters or Didymium Filters.

Meta now uses a CPL Filter on all of her Camera Lenses in place of a UV Protection Filter. She uses a ND Camera Filter to prevent Over Exposure for Slow Shutter Waterfall Photography and a Red Enhancer Filter for Astrophotography. (Photos: Top).

Meta’s Best Digital Camera Filters have 4 to 5 Star Ratings on Amazon!

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Be Aware of Counterfeit Filters

In order to avoid purchasing Counterfeit Filters, HOYA recommends to purchase only from official retailers that are recognized by HOYA’s official global distributors. Prior the purchase kindly inquire and verify whether a retailer is authorized by HOYA global distributors. Avoid online auction sites that sell cheap filters shipped directly from China and Hong Kong!

Meta's Best Nature Photography Tips For BeginnersCounterfeit Filters – Meta used to use another popular Filter Brand, until she found these Typos and Spelling Mistakes on their packages. This Red Flag is highly suspicious of Fake Counterfeit Digital Camera Filters. Meta reported the issue to the company who simply replied “We are aware of the issue”. Meta returned all of their filters.

Meta Reviews Her Best Digital Camera Filters

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Review of HOYA HD3 Filters

HOYA HD3 Digital Camera Filters

Meta uses only premium HOYA HD3 Digital Camera Filters. HOYA is the world’s largest optical glass manufacturer and holds 50% of the share throughout the world on all production of optical glass. Within this field of optical glass production, HOYA is exceptionally featured, without comparison to any other competitors. It supplies its glass to most of the renown optical lens manufacturers in Japan and around the world and holds the number one share of camera filters world-wide. Kenko Tokina is the world-wide export agent for HOYA filters.

If you’re a Beginner Nature Photography just starting out in the world of Digital Camera Filters, HOYA sells an inexpensive Digital Camera Filter Kit, which contains one UV Filter, one CPL Filter and one NDX8, 3 Stop ND Filter, in a Handy Filter Pouch.

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Meta Reviews Her Best Circular Polarizing Filters

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Circular Polarizer Filters – CPL Filters To Cut Glare

HOYA HD3 CPL Filters are used to control reflections, provide more vivid colors, darken blue skies and reduce glare without changing the color of the light. HOYA HD3 CPL Filters use a premium high transmission polarizing film that yields 40% greater light transmission than standard CPL films. This translates to an additional 2/3rds of a stop of light passing through the filter for an overall 92% light transmission rate. Lifetime Limited Warranty when purchased from a USA Authorized Retailer.

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Meta's Best Nature Photography Tips For BeginnersAd • Find The Best CPL Filters – Many Professional Photographers leave a High-Transparency CPL Digital Camera Filter on their Digital Cameras all the time, especially if they shoot in bright sunlight. Think of CPL Digital Camera Filters as Sunglasses for your Digital Camera. If you need sunglasses, so does your Digital Camera.

Meta Reviews Her Best Ultraviolet Filters

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Ultraviolet Filters – UV Filters To Protect Your Expensive Lens

HOYA HD3 UV Filters are primarily used on Cameras as Lens Protection Filters, but they can also reduce harmful ultraviolet light and eliminate any bluish cast in images. Meta keeps a CPL Filter on each of her Camera Lenses. HOYA HD3 UV Filters are multi-coated yielding 99.7% light transmission. Lifetime Limited Warranty when purchased from a USA Authorized Retailer.

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Meta's Best Nature Photography Tips For BeginnersAd • Find The Best UV Filters – To Protect Your Expensive Lenses from scratches and damage, Many Professional Photographers install a UV Protection Filter on every lens! UV Protection Filters protect your lens from dust, moisture, smudges and scratches.

Meta Reviews Her Best Neutral Density Filters

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HOYA Neutral Density Filters – ND Filters – For Long Exposure Photography

HOYA ND Filters are typically sold as a Set of Three Fixed Neutral Density Filters: NDX2, 0.3 (1 Stop) Filter, NDX4, 0.6 (2 Stop) Filter, and NDX8, 0.9 (3 Stop) Filter. The 3 Stop ND Filter is commonly used for Waterfall Photography to smooth out waterfalls.

HOYA ND Filters can be used to eliminate overly bright and washed out images and to control Long Exposures and Depth of Field. ND Filters are commonly used by Videographers when shooting at 1/50th of a second shutter speed in bright light.

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HOYA SOLAS Professional IRND Filters – Neutral Density Filters play an important role for Professional Filmmakers and Professional Photographers because they allow you to precisely control the amount of light passing through the lens for greater creative control over exposure. For Professional Videographers, this means shutter speeds that match your video frame rate while maintaining the depth of field you require. For landscape photographers, it means you can reach longer exposures or achieve a shallow depth of field in bright sunlight. The HOYA Professional IRND Filters out the IR part of the light spectrum combined with a High Quality Neutral Density Filter. The result is a ND Filter that maintains consistent color from 1 stop to 10 stops.

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HOYA Variable ND Filters – HOYA Variable Neutral Density Filters can take the place of a wide range of Fixed ND Filters, which saves money by only needing to buy one filter and saves time on location by not needing to change filters constantly to change the effect, just turn the right to get the effect you want. The HOYA Variable Neutral Density filter puts you in control of your exposures. Filter adjusts from 1.5–9 stops or NDX3–NDX400.

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Meta's Best Nature Photography Tips For BeginnersAd • Find The Best Variable ND Filters – To Smooth Waterfalls, you need to shoot with Long Exposures, which let in too much light, and will over expose your photography. To prevent Over Exposure with Long Exposures, you need to attach a Neutral Density Filter. Variable Neutral Density Filters are Easier to Adjust than Fixed Neutral Density Filters!

Meta Reviews Her Best Didymium Filters

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“Keep Looking Up” Video Was Shot With HOYA RA54 Red Enhancer Astrophotography Filters

HOYA Astrophotography Filters – Red Enhancer Filters – Didymium Filters

HOYA RA54 Red Enhancer Filters or Didymium Filters are commonly used to Shoot Astrophotography, Night Sky Photography and Fall Nature Photography. Didymium Filters greatly reduce the effects of Urban Light Pollution, by neutralizing the Yellow in Sodium Vapor Street Lights. (Photo: Left).

The Award Winning Film (Video: Top), “Keep Looking Up”, a night sky time lapse film, was filmed entirely using a HOYA RA54 Red Enhancer Filter!

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HOYA Red Enhancer Filter Information


Meta's Best Nature Photography Tips For BeginnersAd • HOYA Red Enhancer Filters – Also known as “Didymium Filters”, Meta uses these to enhance the color saturation and contrast of fall foliage; reds, oranges and browns, while having very little effect on other Natural Colors. They are used in Astrophotography reduce the light pollution from streetlights. 5 Star Rated!

Meta Reviews Her Best Infrared Filters

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Review of Hoya R72 Infrared Filters

HOYA R72 Infrared Filters

The HOYA R72 Infrared Filter is specifically designed for infrared photography with digital cameras and infrared film. Infrared light starts in the high-red area of the visible spectrum at around 750nm and goes up beyond 1000nm. This light is not visible to the naked eye. Looking through the R72 Filter, it looks almost opaque, because the filter is only passing light from the very high red edge of the visible spectrum and infrared light. Infrared Photography yields very interesting, sometimes stunning, and creative result as object in a scene reflect infrared light differently than normal light.

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Meta's Best Nature Photography Tips For BeginnersAd • HOYA R72 Infrared Filters – For creative and special effects, the HOYA R72 Infrared Filter can be paired with colored black and white contrast filters such as the R25 (Red), K2 (Yellow), O (Orange) and other color filters to change the color rendition or contrast effects. 5 Star Rated!

Meta Reviews Her Best Digital Camera Filter Books

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HOYA Filter Size Guide

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This Rare 1985 HOYA Filter Size Guide Book lists hundreds of Film Cameras and Lenses. Each entry is for a Film Camera with a fixed lens or an interchangeable lens. Shows the correct size filter each requires. Size is 8” x 6”, 170 pages. 5 Star Rated!

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