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    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?

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    get hitech resin filters or Lee's gel filters. Or go really cheap and get cheap chinese knockoffs that you'll regret later.
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    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.

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    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

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

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    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”

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    Because, cliveh, filtration just might adjust color tones in a way that is amenable to the desired effect. - David Lyga

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    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.

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    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?


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    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.
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