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Hitech Reverse Graduated Filter

As many reader of this blog will know, I often use a filter of one type or another. In actual fact my STC Hybrid CPL filter is an almost permanent fixture on my lenses. Having woken early one morning to … Continue reading

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STC ND64 IR cut Clip Filter

I tested this filter in my Olympus OMD E 1 Mk II camera body, with lenses ranging from 12 to 150mm, so that is the equivalent to 24mm to 300 in 35 mm or full frame terms. Therefore, I cannot … Continue reading

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STC Infra Red Clip Filters

Firstly I must thank our friends William and Ashley at STC Optics for kindly supplying the filters used in this review and to Protech Repairs for converting the Fuji X-E1 to a full spectrum pass filter. In this review we … Continue reading

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A tale of 3 STC polarisers

This review is a follow up to a previous article where we compared several brands of polarising filter. When we last performed the test we used a STC hybrid polarising filter and a STC ND 16 (CPL-M ND16) polarising filter, … Continue reading

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STC Sapphire UV Filter

Whenever STC announce a new filter, I must confess we get a little excited. (Sad I know! We must get out more!) But there is good reason for this. From past experience with STC filters, we know their filters are … Continue reading

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STC Astro Multispectra Clip Filter

In this article we are testing the STC Astro Multispectra Clip Filter. What exactly is this filter and what does it do? The filter as with all clip filters from STC, fits inside the camera body in front of the … Continue reading

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Making the grad(e)

If you read the popular photographic magazines as we do, when you see images of landscapes there is often mention made of using a neutral density graduated filter to control the density of the sky. What is a Neutral density … Continue reading

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STC Circular Polarising Filter with custom adapter

This is a quick post on how to use something that you might already have and how to avoid the outrageous¬† cost of a Lee Seven Five Circular Polarising Filter. My observations are personal and not necessarily applicable to the … Continue reading

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Review of variable Infra Red filter

I must start with a confession. I have seen variable infra red filters on Ebay and been intrigued by them. How does a variable¬† infra red filter work? The filter is a variable ND filter, which is made up of … Continue reading

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Are all polarising filters equal? We pitch STC against the rest.- Part 2

In this the second part of our review on polarising filters we assess their ability to increase saturation of colour and the ability to reduce reflections. Since this is the primary reason for using a polarising filter, it is essential … Continue reading

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