Lens filters are a great addition to any photographer's camera bag. The question is: should you buy square or round ones? Is there really that big of a difference?
When it comes to using lens filters, photographers have two options of what kind to use: square or round. Which of these two choices should be utilized will depend on the type of shooter you are and the kinds of subjects you photograph. To help make sense of all this, Michael Andrew has made a thorough video explaining both the advantages and disadvantages of both.
What I like about this video is that each type of filter's strengths and limitations are fairly addressed and summarized on screen. One common issue with square filters is the possibility of light leaks, and Andrew suggests how this problem can be solved with the addition of filter gaskets. This is a product I had no idea existed, and so, for that one tip alone, I'm glad I watched the video.
At this point, I feel like I'm leaning towards the square filters for quick changeability. Which type do you prefer to use? Have you ever had a nightmare with lens filters? I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.