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    Default Lichtpolution filter



    Hello,
    (Sorry for my bad English, it isn't my native language)

    I have a Canon 750D with the 18-55mm IS STM kit lens. I live in a small town with a little lightpolution. It's unfortunately enough to make a difference in the quality of my pictures. It also depends on witch way I look, since the centrum is south of my house and there is a big city about 12km west. That's why I want a lightpolution filter. The problem is that I have no idea which one I should get. I found this one: SkyTech CLS Canon EOS Clip Filter and it has many good reviews. The downside is that I can't use the lenses that I currently have with this filter, since the end of the cannon lenses extends to the place where the filter would normally sit. I also found other filters that you place directly at the lens, but the downside is that I'm also looking for a wide angle lens (something like the Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM). I don't really want to carry around/buy 2 different filter sizes for both lenses.

    So in short,
    I have a 750D with a 18-55 lens. I want to buy a lightpolution filter which isn't to expansive.
    I also want to buy a wide angle lens. Something like the Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM. If you know any other lenses that aren't hundreds of euro's please let me know.
    It would be really nice if I could use the filter on both lenses. Something like the SkyTech CLS Canon EOS Clip Filter could do that. But I can't use canon lenses with that filter.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Lichtpolution filter

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    Default Re: Lichtpolution filter

    Welcome to the forums!

    I purchased and tried a 'clip' lp filter.

    https://optcorp.com/products/idas-lp...s-c-lps-d1-eos

    I was sorely disappointed in it for many reasons.

    * First it really required longer exposures, at least twice as long. So all I got was less signal and more 'noise'.

    * The color balance was way off and the resulting images were very hard to process.

    I should sell the thing!
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    Default Re: Lichtpolution filter

    Hi Martijn. It's great to have you join us on here. Personally I have had very little success with the LP filters. I hope this helps Martijn, and welcome to the forum.
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    Default Re: Lichtpolution filter

    I believe the clip in style filters work with Canon 'EF' lenses but not 'EFS' lenses. Personally, I have had great success with the Hutech IDAS filter.
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    Default Re: Lichtpolution filter

    Hi Martjin. Welcome Wilkommen.
    A light pollution filter is probably the last thing you should try.
    Many of us who are combatting LP select the method of many short exposures(1 minute x 30 or more).
    A LP filter just reduces the total light entering the camera resulting in longer exposures than necessary.
    Image processing software programs such as StarTools allow you to correct for the LP and "wipe" it out.
    Also these days the use of city/town LED lighting (as efficient as it is) means that that filters will not work against it's broad band spectrum.
    If your local LP is just the old fashioned Mercury or Sodium lighting then multi short exposures is the way to go.
    If it's LED then forget it.
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    Default Re: Lichtpolution filter

    So you guys are saying that I might be better of not using a LP filter at all. But what about a uv filter? I read somewhere that it's only an extra pice of glass and doesn't affect the quality of the pictures.

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    Welcome aboard thanks for joining us

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    Hello Martijn and Welcome to the Forums!
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    Hi martijn and welcome to the forum. I don't use a dslr so I'm sorry I can't help you.
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