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    most used filters for B&W?

    What filter are the most useful for B&W, red, orange, green, blue???????
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    I like the orange best.
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    Red and orange.
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    It depends on a few factors. I believe the best filters for B&W are Yellow, Orange and Red, it just depends on which one you want. Yellow allows more light but doesnt create as much contrast as Red but of course Red gives you less light entering the film.

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    I like to use both a polarizer and orange filter. Sometimes I use them together.

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    I use medium yellow and orange the most.
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    yellow #12 and polarizer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Polarizer, orange, red are the most commonly used.
    This is my experience too. Sometimes neutral density filters also

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    Yellow for the most part, Red for fun. Film can make a bit of a difference - TMY2 is quite close with no filter to many films with a yellow filter (from what I find) due to less blue sensitivity.

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8330/4.3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

    Filter use really depends on the particular subject and lighting, but generally I use dark yellow and yellow-green for increased contrast (red is too much in my opinion). I also use a polarizer in glare situations and a 6-stop neutral density filter for slowing water.
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