whats your favorite filter ?

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  1. jnanian

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    yeah i know it seems like an open question,
    but whats your favorite filter ?

    i'm not much for dark reds, or uv or yellows or oranges
    but i do like shooting through dirty windows
    plastic wrap, and fluids ...

    whats your fav ?
     
  2. richard ide

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    Coffee? :whistling:
     
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    Because it removed enough excess green from my old set of Aristo VCL tubes to give my enlarger a full range of contrast settings from 0 through 5 with the simple twist of a dial.

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    Polarizer.

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    Wratten #11 (Hoya XO), and 80A (because I use hot lamps).
     
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    Probably yellow-green, don't mind the odd bit of orange though.
     
  7. Wade D

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    The polarizer is my favorite also.
     
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    This looks great. I do the same too, since I shoot a lot in canyons. But I think mine is just an 85, with no A. I also use this filter with an 82B, which cools it by about 300K, and requires an added 1/3 stop over the 85 alone. Sometimes if there is a lot of sun streaming into the shot, the 85 alone makes it too warm for my taste.
     
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    Orange. or yellow/green.
     
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    Being purely a shooter in black & white, I'd say yellow and orange.
     
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    There's always a medium yellow on my optics, I also use orange here and there.


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    Since I shoot b+w slides, my 3 stop ND Grad is used a lot to stop skies burning out.

    I also often use a yellow filter too for a little more ooommph...!
     
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    Number 3 contrast on my enlarger. Oh, and I keep a yellow filter on my OM-1, I only shoot b&w with it.
     
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    I compared two shots, both balanced to the same colour, exposure compensated for with the filter, same colour, but more vibrant on the 85A :smile:
     
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    The only filter I tend to use is Green.

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    I forgot to mention I use a yellow for B&W.

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    1) The filter that improves the composition just before the photograph is taken.
    2) Polarizer
     
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    UV filters.....because they protect all my glass
     
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    Why yes, I like the drama.