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    Mostly orange (21??) or yellow (8). Here in the UK we often need a litttle help with contrast... I use a 23A (very close to orange really) too and have just bought a 25 for a bit more kick. I also use a yellow-green quite a lot.

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    Mostly orange (21??) or yellow (8). Here in the UK we often need a litttle help with contrast... I use a 23A (very close to orange really) too and have just bought a 25 for a bit more kick. I also use a yellow-green quite a lot.

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    Wow, thanks for all the replies! Very helpful info indeed. From what I gather yellow and orange would be the flavors of choice?

    I guess another question would be how do you compensate your exposures? Meter through the filter? Film manufacturers data sheet? or do you use a constant adjustment for each filter on all film types?

    Thanks again,

    Mike

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    I use a yellow quite a bit. Polarizer isn't far behind. I often use ND filters too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb_z5
    Wow, thanks for all the replies! Very helpful info indeed. From what I gather yellow and orange would be the flavors of choice?

    I guess another question would be how do you compensate your exposures? Meter through the filter? Film manufacturers data sheet? or do you use a constant adjustment for each filter on all film types?

    Thanks again,

    Mike
    I use the manufacturer's info and if the images come out dense or thin adjust accordingly. I have also metered through them as well. My wife's camers (Nikon FE2 with a great internal meter) has through the lens metering and so I make no adjustments.

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    I meter through the filter in reflected mode and adjust based on manufacturer setting to begin with and play the trial and error game to get it right the next time.
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    If the camera I am using has a TTL meter (i.e 35mm), I use the meter reading. With MF and LF, I compensate for the filter using the manufacturer's recommendations.

    One other thing (you may already know this)... while you are in the process of deciding what to buy, you also need to spend some time on the filter size you want to standardize on, based on the equipment you own and the range of lenses you are likely to use.
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    I always apply the manufacturer factor rather than meter through ... never had any probs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb_z5
    I guess another question would be how do you compensate your exposures? Meter through the filter? Film manufacturers data sheet? or do you use a constant adjustment for each filter on all film types?
    It depends. I prefer using a hand held meter (1 or 3 degree spot) and metering through the filter when possible. However, there are times when I need to meter much faster. In those cases, I will meter using my Nikon N80 - which is always loaded with the same filter/film combination.

    Also, I have an old Minolta meter which has a ground glass attachment. When doing close-ups I will simply meter through the ground glass - no bellows factors, filter factors to worry about once the meter is configured correctly.
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    I only ever use a Cokin P series Green filter with B&W, usually when shooting a landscape with green foliage and brick, sone or rock.

    Minimal interpretation via filters, just enhanced clarity.

    Can't remember when I last used a fiilter for colour, except for technical work and colour balance on slide film - we have to find the dropped "u" to get good results here in the UK. Has got to be over 12 years for personal work and would only have been a polariser.

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