Filter to transform color to B&W

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  1. darkosaric

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    Hi all,

    Is there some kind of filter that I can mount on my Polaroid camera that will transform color Fuji FP-100 C film in B&W?

    I know that there is B&W type 100 Fuji film, but color one I would like to use because it is cheaper and because you can bleach negative later and make contact print on B&W paper, and I don’t want to have color positive, I want B&W one :smile:

    Thanks,
     
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    Unfortunately, such a filter does not exist. Light doesn't work that way! You're going to have to use the B&W film. I don't know what prices are like in Poland, but in the USA FP-100C and FP-100B are nearly the same price. In fact, FP-100B tends to be slightly cheaper.
     
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    Here in shop 100C is around 20 US dollars, 100B around 29 US dollars.

    But I can buy expired 100C for around 10 US dollars, so it is clear why I am asking :smile:
     
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    It is called F-I-L-M.

    Steve
     
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    Are you sure these aren't two different sizes?

    Fuji has two variants for several types of instant film: a true 4x5 inch LF and a slightly smaller one that is usable in MF backs.

    The 4x5 variants have a "45" at the end of the film name, so "FP3000B" is smaller than 4x5, while "FP3000B45" is a true 4x5 inch instant BW film.

    The 4x5 variants are considerably more expensive...
     
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    If you can find a filter that will do that, you'd deserve the Nobel Prize to say the least!
     
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    Heck I want a filter that improves the composition while the photograph is being taken! :surprised:

    Steve
     
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    Did anyone had tried Sepia Filter, for example Cokin, with color film? Maybe this would be closest what I can get in real life. Searching on google I can't be sure which photo is from film, which is edited in photoshop :smile:.

    thanks,
     
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    You could try to find a "Monochromatic Viewing Filter".
    The idea behind that thing is that it takes away just about all other colours such that you only end up with a monochromatic image, albeit not black and white with greys inbetween.

    Your suggestion to use any other strongly coloured filter will do as well, Darko.

    But colourless it wil never be.
     
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    Thanks :smile: - this is helping me, now I can search - I see that the best for me is to look for Wratten #90 filter (so actually it almost exist :smile: ) .