Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 74,618   Posts: 1,647,711   Online: 774
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    amellice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    New York City, New York
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    164

    B&W Contrast filters?

    I've Canon EOS 1v and Lee filter system, I want to get some B&W contrast filters. Getting the Lee Resin filters will cost a fortune since one filter costs around $108, I'd like to still use the Lee 100 system holder with the filters that I'd buy, what's your suggestion?

  2. #2
    wildbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,676
    Images
    141
    get hitech resin filters or Lee's gel filters. Or go really cheap and get cheap chinese knockoffs that you'll regret later.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    Film photography? This term kills me. As if there's another kind!

  3. #3
    coigach's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Inverness-shire, Scotland
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,500
    Images
    75
    I've used Hitech + Lee resin filters. The Hitech ones are thinner but I reckon they're les prone to scratching. Bit cheaper too, and can be used in the Lee holder.

  4. #4
    amellice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    New York City, New York
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    164
    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
    get hitech resin filters or Lee's gel filters. Or go really cheap and get cheap chinese knockoffs that you'll regret later.
    You mean these http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...l/prm/alsVwDtl or these http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ack_White.html

  5. #5
    wildbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,676
    Images
    141
    yup. While I've only used them in the snap holder, they appear about the same thickness as the resin filters. If I had one handy, I'd try it for you.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    Film photography? This term kills me. As if there's another kind!

  6. #6
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    4,053
    Images
    345
    Why don't you just control contrast through film exposure, development and printing?

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  7. #7
    David Lyga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,506
    Because, cliveh, filtration just might adjust color tones in a way that is amenable to the desired effect. - David Lyga

  8. #8
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    4,053
    Images
    345
    Quote Originally Posted by David Lyga View Post
    Because, cliveh, filtration just might adjust color tones in a way that is amenable to the desired effect. - David Lyga
    But without knowing the subject it is not necessarily the case.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Peak District, Derbyshire, UK
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    349
    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    But without knowing the subject it is not necessarily the case.
    That is why 'filters' is plural, they are presumably to cover a range of situations?


    Steve

  10. #10
    wildbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,676
    Images
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Why don't you just control contrast through film exposure, development and printing?
    wow.
    I don't think the op started the thread debating whether or not filters are useful with b+w photography.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    Film photography? This term kills me. As if there's another kind!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin