Filters for Nikon FE2

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    I need to get some filters for a Nikon FE2. I understand filter usage, but know nothing about brands.
    I shoot black and white fine art landscapes.

    Thanks for any advice -
     
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    What size? It depends upon lens filter size. Camera body has nothing to do with it. Start with a deep yellow #15 and green and red filters.
     
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    To save money you might have to get a step up ring.

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    If you are using AI/AIS Nikkor lenses then a 52mm filter thread is quite common. I use a Nikon Yellow Y48, a Hoya orange filter (can't remember the grade), a red Nikon R60 & a circular polariser.This Ken Rockwell page gives info on filter effect for B&W film. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filters.htm

    When buying filters look for ones that are multicoated if you can. Also avoid cheap no brand ones.
     
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    Tiffen is a good affordable brand, been around for a long time.
     
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    I currently have Nikkor 28mm ais and 50mm AF - Non D.
     
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    I have three Filters I can sell you for $20.00 plus shipping,they are all Nikon brand in new condition,No scratches or marks of anykind, they are x1 green,y52 yellow and r60 red. all great for Black and White.
     
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    all 52mm
     
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    Hoya HMC filters (multicoated) are excellent and not really expensive. The two lenses you mentioned are both 52mm filter size, I believe -- I know the 28mm is. I recommend orange as a good black and white filter -- and don't forget a polarizing filter, since it's great for cutting haze and really bringing out the clouds. (Yes, it's not just for color.)

    Just saw the post above -- $20 for three Nikon filters is a really good deal.
     
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    I also have a nikon polarizer in excellent condition with a nikon hn-12 lens hood that works with it. I can let you have for an extra $10.00. Like Nick says, they do work great for cutting haze and bringing out clouds in Black And White.
     
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    I used to use Tiffens. Most of them are un-coated and very inferior to the better coated, Hoya's, Marumis, etc.
     
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    A set of UV/IR, deep yellow, red and green filters is probably sufficient.

    B&W (Schneider) filters are good, and Nikon filters too. Hoya HMC and Tiffen multi-coated filters are also good. I tend to find that on the shorter focal lengths it makes less of a difference, but on longer focal lengths, 100 and above, you definitely have to watch what you put in front of a lens.

    If you are going to shoot a lot of landscape, then it is certainly worth looking at a set of gradual grey filters. I wonder at your lens choices too - they will be limiting for landscape work. A 24 and 20 mm lens would be very welcome in your collection, I think. If you stick with manual focus Nikons, then a 20/4 or 20/3.5, and a 24/2 or 24/2.8 will round out your kit nicely. And they all take 52 mm filters, IIRC.