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    Yellow or orange. Using a yellow filter improves your lens with b&w film. Makes it more apochromatic, only one color

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    A 3-1/2 Kodak Polycontrast filter.
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    A medium yellow filter (Wratten 8 or equivalent) is probably the most useful. It controls the sky nicely. I've found that a yellow-green (Wratten 11 or equivalent, not real green) is very useful with foliage. In my part of the country (dessert, red rocks) and orange filter is quite useful. Red filters don't get used that much, but they are needed sometimes in contrast situations and when really dramatic skies are called for. Blue is definitely only for very special uses, generally commercial and industrial contrast situations. You can us a blue filter to imitate the old, non-color sensitive films.

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    Yellow-green for me. Then orange, sometimes red, green, polarizer and yellow (the latter especially with snow pics).
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    Blue doesn't get used often with outdoor photography as most people want to darken blue skies, not lighten them.

    However, blue (80B) does have a place with studio photod, especially male portraits. It makes skin get dark and that can look very rugged for male portraits.

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    Yellow, and red now and then. Orange is a good middle ground between red and yellow, of course.
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    About the only filter I use is Green.

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    I believe it really depends on what I consider the "SOUL" of your vision when capturing an image. I use mostly red, 06/09 nd & polarizer.

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    Light-yellow, yellow-green/light-green and orange.

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    In descending order

    Yellow/Green
    Orange
    Medium Yellow
    Green
    Deep Yellow
    Polariser
    Red

    As "scottmj" says - it depends on your "soul" but also atmospheric conditions

    Under the watery skies of the UK, a Red has a significantly different effect than when shooting in the almost waterless atmosphere of say Arizona.

    A Deep Yellow filter in the beep blue cloudless skies of the American South West gives about the same effect as a Red filter in the clearest blue sky of the UK.

    It takes a while to re-calibrate your eye and brain

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