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    I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
    I've been avoiding filters up to know simply because I have so many lenses and they're all different diameters (and filters can be expensive.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IloveTLRs View Post
    Tell me more, stranger ...
    There are plenty of basic guides around that show the effect of coloured filters on black and white tonal range. Red filters may be great for dramatic skies but can kill most shadow detail as it is blue reflected light that is also often illuminating the shadows. Many dramatic high contrast sand dune images exploit this effect. Experiment and bracket to learn. Try no filter then a yellow, orange and red filter on a landscape scene and make your best print of each. Very instructive. They can be very powerful if thought through for the right scene understanding the pros and cons.

    http://www.cokin.co.uk/pages/pdf.htm (page 9 of the 100 page guide)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IloveTLRs View Post
    I just bought a beater Ricohflex VI the other day and it came with a yellow filter. I've noticed a lot of my photos looking nicer and am starting to wonder if I should use filters more often....
    I think you answered your own question.

    What filters work best depends on the film your using. I shoot Tri-X and Plus-X with a yellow filter, almost always. I don't like the no filter look; light skin looks darker than it should, clouds are missing much detail and a blue sky will look pale.

    Edward Weston found that photographing in Death Valley, CA was best without the yellow filter because of the color of the landscape - there was probably a lot of yellow in the scene that was filtered out by the yellow filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panastasia View Post
    there was probably a lot of yellow in the scene that was filtered out by the yellow filter.
    A yellow filter would not filter out yellow. It would reduce the transmission of everything but yellow.
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