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bogleric
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Oct 09, 2017 09:08 |  #1

My parents are taking a nice vacation and purchased a Canon Rebel t6i so they would not be using their cell phones. They are looking at the following kit on Amazon for filters.

https://www.amazon.com ...s=goja+lens+kit+reb​el+t6i (external link)

They are not looking for anything great, I am just trying to advise them on whether this would be decent or instantly lower the quality of their photos.

I would not purchase for what I do; however, they do not need something great and expensive.


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Oct 09, 2017 10:07 |  #2

I wouldn't touch them. I reckon they would be of dubious quality. About the only item worth buying would be a polarising filter. It would be better to buy a branded one such as from Hoya.


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Post has been edited 11 days ago by MalVeauX.
Oct 09, 2017 10:24 |  #3

Heya,

They do not need any filters at all. Literally no reason to have 1 stop, 2 stop ND filters, UV filter, etc, hardly ever, let alone on vacation. Don't waste any money here.

The only filter to even consider taking is a CPL (and only if they think they will see a lot of water that is reflecting strong light). And for that, I'd look to an inexpensive Marumi, Hoya, etc, in the filter size of their most commonly used lens(s) thread size.

Do your parents have experience with using cameras in general? Or is this thing going to be set in P the whole time? This is a fundamental question because it also helps answer the question about filters in general.

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John ­ from ­ PA
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Post has been edited 9 days ago by John from PA.
Oct 11, 2017 05:53 |  #4

bogleric wrote in post #18468958 (external link)
My parents are taking a nice vacation and purchased a Canon Rebel t6i so they would not be using their cell phones.

Where exactly are they headed? Contrary to some comments about not needing filters at all, there might be some destinations where a simple circular polarizer would be very useful.

Keep in mind as well that the kit has a lot of "fluff" in it to make it look good. You don't need lens caps, cleaning cloths, lens cap retainer, etc. They can just get what they decide they need as the need arises.




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Oct 11, 2017 21:32 |  #5

MalVeauX wrote in post #18469008 (external link)
The only filter to even consider taking is a CPL (and only if they think they will see a lot of water that is reflecting strong light).

Actually, a polarizer is useful anyplace you have a lot of non-specular reflections. Foliage in landscapes, for example.

MalVeauX wrote in post #18469008 (external link)
Do your parents have experience with using cameras in general? Or is this thing going to be set in P the whole time? This is a fundamental question because it also helps answer the question about filters in general.

That's a valid question. If they aren't used to using a DSLR, then fiddling with filters will just make everything more complicated for them.

Mike


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