Filters on Velvia 50 (Polarizer/Warming 81A)

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Nikkorray, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Nikkorray

    Nikkorray Member

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    Does anyone have any experience using a Polarizer & Warming Filter combination (i.e. Moose's Warm Polarizer) on Velvia RVP50? I will mostly use this combination on shaded landscape/scenery and was wondering if there are any odd color shifts if I used this kind of filter on an already saturated film like Velvia. Am I better off buying the two filters separately and stack them or is the combined polarizer/warming filter just as good?

    I normally do 4x5 B&W landscapes but want to get back into color landscapes. I'm also not sure if the combination polarizer/warming filter have any odd effects on B&W film - so I may consider buying them separately if it does. My main landscape lens is an Super Angulon f/5.6 with an 82mm thread. I already have the Cokin Z filter holder but I am debating whether to get the screw in type or the square glass filter inserts.

    I would also appreciate any filter recommendations if you have one.

    Thanks in advance,
    Ray
     
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    The biggest issue with velvia 50 is that it begins to shift towards magenta on longer exposures. For longer exposures, Provia is often a better choice unless the magenta shift works in your favor. I can't speak to that particular filter, but I've used combinations like 81b and GND or CPL on Velvia and the results are fine.
     
  3. Jeff Kubach

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    I have used a 81A warming filter on Velvia 50 years ago and gotten good results.

    Jeff