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Star Filter

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Reidy, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. Reidy

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 173

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Hi...
    just wounderin if any of you lot could give me any tips on where the best place to buy a Star Filter for a Nikon D70...
    lens... AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF ED
    also wounderin how much one would cost???
    Thanks for your help!!!
     
  2. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,385

    Well, I assume your lens takes 67mm filters (that being the most important thing you could have told us) so a Hoya 6 or 8 star filter will set you back around £30 including postage from a certain fast storage facility.
     
  3. Cuchulain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Dec 2004

    Posts: 7,589

    Location: Derry

    You can also get Cokin star filters (but you'd need to buy the adaptor too) from that exceptionally expensive high street camera shop.
     
  4. woodsy2k

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,547

    Sorry may i ask what a star filter is? By its name i assume its a filter for taking pics of star trails? or is it something completly different? cheers. dont wanna steal thread btw :)
     
  5. Cuchulain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Dec 2004

    Posts: 7,589

    Location: Derry

    see here http://www.geocities.com/cokinfiltersystem/stars.htm
     
  6. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,385

    It does this to light sources. Personally I dislike the effect but there are times when it could be used creatively.