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Photographer Meta Gatschenberger Reviews Her Best Digital Camera Filters For Beginners

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Meta’s Best Digital Camera Filters For Beginners

Western North Carolina Nature Photographer Meta Gatschenberger Reviews Her Best Digital Camera Filters For Beginners, including: Ultraviolet Protection Filters (UV Filters), Circular Polarizing Filters (CPL Filters) and Neutral Density Filters (ND Filters), Infrared Filters and Starscape Filters, Red Enhancer Filters or Didymium Filters.

Meta uses a High Rate Transmission (HRT) Circular Polarizer Filter (CPL) on all of her Sony and Minolta Camera Lenses in place of standard UV Protection Filter.

She uses a 3-Stop ND Camera Filter to prevent Over Exposure for Slow Shutter Waterfall Photography and a Red Enhancer Filter for Astrophotography.

Meta shoots with Sony Digital Cameras and Minolta Lenses.

Meta’s “Linville River in Fall” (Photo: Top) was shot with a Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 Prime Lens mounted on a Sony Digital Camera using a Red Enhancer Filter!

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Meta’s Best Circular Polarizing Filters (CPL Filters) – Watch a Video

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Circular Polarizer Filters – CPL Filters To Reduce 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 Digital Photography Tips For BeginnersAd • Find The Best CPL Filters – Many Digital Photographers leave a High-Transparency CPL Digital Camera Filter on their Digital Cameras all the time, especially if they photograph 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’s Best Ultraviolet Filters (UV Filters) – Watch a Video

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

Meta’s Best Neutral Density Filters (ND Filters) – Watch a Video

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

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. If you need sunglasses, so does your Digital Camera.

Meta uses a 3-Stop HOYA ProND 8 to photograph Long Exposure Waterfall Photography.

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HOYA ProND Filter Kits – Buy One Kit For Each Lens Diameter

Slow shutter photography is becoming an extremely popular genre because it provides ample opportunities to express the world around in an artistic and unusual way. For this purpose ND filter appears to be a very necessary tool.

But which ND Filter is better to start with? This question might raise in mind of many Digital Photographers who decided to challenge themselves in Long Exposure Photography. Keeping this question in mind, HOYA has created an essential ND Filter Kit to help Digital Photographers quickly start this challenge.

This Essential ND Filter Kit is designed for Digital Photographers and Videographers. The HOYA ProND Filter kit consists of 3 ProND Filters; ProND8 (3-Stop), ProND64 (6-Stop) and ProND1000 (10-Stop), which allows Digital Photographers to capture the Natural World in different expressions.

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HOYA ProND Filter Ratings

ProND Filter Model
Optical Density
f/Stop Reduction
Light Transmittance
Exposure Factor
HOYA ProND2
0.3
1-Stop
50%
2
HOYA ProND4
0.6
2-Stops
25%
4
HOYA ProND8
0.9
3-Stops
12.5%
8
HOYA ProND16
1.2
4-Stops
6.25%
16
HOYA ProND32
1.5
5-Stops
3.13%
32
HOYA ProND64
1.8
6-Stops
1.56%
64
HOYA ProND100
2.0
6 2/3-Stops
1%
100
HOYA ProND200
2.3
7 2/3-Stops
0.5%
200
HOYA ProND400
2.6
8 2/3-Stops
0.25%
400
HOYA ProND500
2.7
9-Stops
0.2%
512
HOYA ProND1000
3.0
10-Stops
0.1%
1024

Meta’s Best Infrared Filters (IR Filters) – Watch a Video

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HOYA R72 Infrared Filters – Designed For IR Photography

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 Digital 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.

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HOYA Starscape Filters – Red Enhancer Filters – Didymium Filters

HOYA RA54 Red Enhancer Filters, Didymium Filters or Starscape Filters are commonly used to Photograph Astrophotography, Night Sky Photography and Fall 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, “Keep Looking Up”, a night sky time lapse film, was filmed entirely using a HOYA RA54 Red Enhancer Filter!

HOYA Red Enhancer Filter Information



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

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HOYA Filter Size Guide

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– HOYA Corporation 1985 Edition

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.






Meta's Best Digital Photography Tips For BeginnersAd • Single Filter Pouches – Meta stores each of her HOYA Digital Camera Filters in their original HOYA plastic boxes, but also inside a protective Single Filter Pouches. These padded pouches fit perfectly in the inside flap of Think Tank Digital Photo Camera Bags.

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