The most popular special effects are emulated by most high quality DSLRs produced these days. So why on earth would you want to buy a lens filter for your DSLR?
Actually, there are many reasons to buy a lens filter. I will only touch on a few of them today.
The first example that comes to mind is that the quality of your lens package is very important to the quality of your pictures and video. Next to your camera body, it is probably your most expensive purchase for your hobby. You will want to protect your lens and keep it clean. This is the most common purpose for buying a UV Lens Filter these days, since there is already a UV filter in front of your DSLR’s sensor. A clear glass UV lens filter is also easier to clean than a DSLR camera lens and inexpensive to replace if scratched or broken.
The effects produced by special effects lens filters are additive. By stacking most types of filters, you can come up with many special effects that are not available to you electronically on your DSLR. Manufacturers typically only choose the most popular special effects and most popular gradations to emulate. So for creative photography that will WOW your fans, give lens filters a try. You’ll be glad you did!
Until next time, Happy Shuttering!