Bought this Hoya Softener(A) Filter for only RM10 from the cash converter shop. The glass is clean, no scratches. Thanks Kelvin for bringing me there! :)
Here are some test-result from the filter.
1) without filter: 2) With filter attached: 3) 100% crop from the shot no.1: 4) 100% crop from shot no.2: Obviously with the Softener filter attached, the picture would looks more dreamy. And it gives a very subtle glowing effect especially on the highlights.
I think it will works well for the portraits, so I tried a couple shots with Xiang.
5) Without filter: 6) With filter attached:
You can see besides from the dreamy effect, the filter also smooths up the face pretty well, it washes out the small details and yet the focus remain very sharp. The only problem is the auto focusing is quite difficult to achieve, so you need to manually focus when the filter is attached. Other than that, it's definitely a great filter at RM10! :D