@black mamba said:
Hi, Kyle. I happen to use, on occasion, the very Tokina lens you have. A CP is a real staple in my shooting. When it comes to filters...any kind.... spend the most you can afford. I personally use both Nikon and B&W filters. There are a few good ones from other sources as well. Any time you put additional glass....filters....into the mix, you want the highest quality you can get your hands on. It's not an area you want to base your choice on pricing alone.
Good to know! Like I mentioned before I'm looking into getting a kit. I've seen some folks that have an attachment at the end of their lens where they can add multiple different filters. Do you know anything about those kits. I feel like it makes more sense to buy one of those kits where I'm not limited to only one option. For instance, what if I wanted to use a CP, but also a ND filter?
I bought one of those type of kits you're referring to. I think there are several variations of this concept around; mine was based on the Cokin system, but it could accommodate other manufacturer's filters. I didn't like using it. I found it to be somewhat of a pain to fool with. If I did only tripod work, I might feel a little different on that point. If I left the thing attached to the camera, and I was moving around a bit, it was just ungainly. And, if you're a stickler for the highest quality work you can put out there, I think the superior glass in the screw-in stuff is a far better option. Each option, though, has strong points.