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Cokin Filters

Discussion in 'Photography & Camera Basics Forum' started by Larry M, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Larry M

    Larry M Member

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    Years ago when I was shooting on film, someone handed me a Cokin filter system which included a filter holder and a few filters. I never really played with them much, but I still have them. What’s your opinion of this system? I know many of you prefer no filters and play with the adjustments in post production. But since I have this, are they worth trying?
     
  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    I had the Cokin system back in the film days, and I used quite a few of the filters back then. With today's digital systems, most if not all of the coloured filters are not needed.

    For instance, I used the red filter to highlight B&W film, the yellow filter to highlight Fujifilm's inherent greens, etc.
     
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  3. Larry M

    Larry M Member

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    Yeah that kinda what I thought. It was a lot harder when we were using film. Sometimes, I miss the film days. But the. I remember one year on vacation with my then 9 year-old daughter taking a whole roll of film on buffalos! I don’t miss it much anymore! Haha
     
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  4. fmw

    fmw Active Member

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    Anything a colored filter can do, photo editing software can do better. The only filters you might use today are neutral density, polarizer and clear UV as lens protectors. The neutral density filter can allow you to use longer shutter speeds in bright light for various effects. The polarizer can reduce some reflections. Personally I don't own a ND filter and almost never use a polarizer. I may be in a minority, however.
     
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