Lens Filters? and Photoshop Elements 6

  Ex plorer 30 Sep 09

Opinions on fitting a clear glass or UV filter to the front of a lens for protection.
I have a 12-24 Tokina and Canon 70-300. IS I am aware of vignetting that can be caused by filters prices do vary considerably even for clear glass.
I used UV on 35mm but I would like advice on Digital.
Anyone who uses the above lens with filters without problems let me know.
Camera Canon 40D so lenses are X 1.6.
I have a 500 page book on Photo Elements 6 and I was thinking of buying the program would this be ideal for digital work or are there others that are better.for around £45
I have Paintshop Pro 8 from years ago.

  jack 30 Sep 09

In my experience and vignetting I have not experienced with my Olympus 3/4 system.

Photoshop 8 is a good one and most 'upgrades'I beleive are marginal for general purposes.
Certainly this has been my experience with its clone Paintshop Pro - whilst extra features abound- non are must haves - just nice to have if you think about using them- which I never do.

Certainly there are Free patches to download I would imagine

  hssutton 30 Sep 09

On the 40D it's extremely doubtful that you would get vignetting, as on a crop sensor you are only using the centre of the lens.

I'm of the opinion like many others that adding filters degrades the image, so would not dream of placing a filter on my "L" lenses.

Elements 6 as been upgraded to 8, so it's possible that v6 is no longer available.

Have a look at Serif their latest offering is very good click here

  hssutton 01 Oct 09

You may find this interesting click here

  Ex plorer 01 Oct 09

hssutton thanks for the thread all intresting reading.


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