95mm Circular Camera Lens Filters
Lens filters enhance photography before the photo editing process. Filters are able to adjust the colors, brightness, and reflections in their pieces, and they can also be used to extend exposure time, improve clarity, and change the white balance of a photo. If you use digital editing, lens filters help to capture the details you want to emphasize, because they change the initial photography process in a way that digital editing programs cannot.What types of circular filters are available?
Circular filters are categorized based on how they affect a photograph. The types of filters you will find include:
- Circular polarizing filters: A polarizing filter is used to reduce the reflections on common objects and to mitigate glare from the sun. The reduced glare makes color photography more vivid and eliminates distracting light sources.
- Neutral density filters: A neutral density filter reduces the amount of light which reaches the sensors. This increases the exposure time of a photograph while limiting the light sources. The amount of light blocked ranges from manufacturer to manufacturer.
- Haze and UV filters: Unlike the other filter types, haze and UV filters are primarily used for the protection of your lens rather than the alteration of a photograph. When capturing film, haze and UV filters can increase the clarity and sharpness of images by reducing the dirt and dust on your lens.
- Warming and cooling filters:-Warm and cool filters are used to change the white balance of the light in an image. In situations with monochromatic lighting, these filters re-balance the colors to keep them from being washed out. Warm and cool filters can also change the color cast of an image, turning cloudy days to sunset scenes.
The effects of each filter are most pronounced in different kinds of photography:
- Skies, water photography, and landscapes: Circular polarizing filters increase the saturation when capturing outdoor images. They also reduce the sunlight glare on the lens.
- Waterfalls, rivers, and other moving images: Neutral density filters lengthen the exposure time when capturing moving images.
- Hazy and gritty environments: UV and haze filters protect a lens against the potential contaminants in an environment.
- Underwater photography and unusual lighting scenarios: Warming and cooling filters adjust the white balance when capturing monochromatic images, which increases saturation and overall color capture.
A big factor when choosing a lens filter is the size of your lens. Only 95mm lenses can use a 95mm filter. You should measure the size of your lens before you purchase a filter. Most digital and traditional captures have places for lens filters to be applied.