We think you should buy all of them, but it depends on how and what you want to shoot.
We recommend a UV filter for all your lenses because it provides great protection for your lens glass without affecting your camera settings. Here’s a quick overview of how each type of lens filter can help your photography.
UV filters provide protection for your lens. They also reduce atmospheric haze by blocking UV light from entering your camera sensor.
Circular Polarising Filters are popular with landscape photographers because they help with image colour saturation, particularly with the sky and trees. They also cut reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as windows, water or wet rocks. If you’re using a telephoto lens (focal length >100mm) we recommended you use our ▲▲▲ CPL.
Neutral Density filters cut a certain amount of light from reaching your camera sensor. This enables you to play with depth of field, motion blur, and long exposures in bright conditions. If you’ve seen those photos with silky looking waterfalls or the sea looking like fluffy fog, chances are an ND filter has created that effect. An ND64 is a great all-round filter and blocks 6 f-stops of light. Another option is a variable ND which offers a range of f-stop values, such as our ND2-400 (1-8 f-stop reductions). If you’re looking to use a variable ND filter with a wide angle lens, we recommend the ND2-32 ND8-128 over the Variable ND2-400. And for telephoto lenses, we recommend using ▲▲▲ ND filters and avoid using variable ND filters so you don’t affect image quality.