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View Poll Results: Which filters?

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  • Yellow

    106 56.68%
  • Orange

    92 49.20%
  • Red

    110 58.82%
  • Green

    48 25.67%
  • Blue

    19 10.16%
  • Warmtone

    23 12.30%
  • Polarizer

    125 66.84%
  • Neutral Gradient

    58 31.02%
  • Other

    52 27.81%
  • I do not usually use filters at all

    16 8.56%
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    I've been using (in order of frequency) yellow, orange and red with B&W. I used to use a polarizer a lot with color but less so lately -- maybe it's because the last one I bought was so expensive I'm afraid to take it out of the box!

    DaveT

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    UV on just about all my lenses for protection, Y2 for about 90% of b/w film work, and a funny mix of circ polariser plus ND2 or ND4 for things equestrian (but that is almost exclusively digital so not applicable here)

    wayne

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    I use skylight or UV filters for protection sometimes.

    The last filter I used to modify light was an R72 - I guess I like working blind .

    I've used polarizers when the subject called for it.

    Actually, I plan on experimenting more.

    Matt

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    I often use yellow or yellow-green, sometimes orange, sometimes ND grads, occasionally red, polariser, also an IR filter.

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    Yellow, Orange and Red very regularly.

    Green from time to time

    Pola when I shoot slides, which is not very often.
    Laurent "Je suis Charlie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
    How is a red-enhancing filter different from a warmtone?
    Here are the B+W curves. As you can see, there is a big difference in the smoothness of the transmission curves.

    I find a redhancer kills blue skies, and I'm not that thrilled with the way it does fall colors. It has the appearance of lowering the color gamut like a digital camera on many shots. Luckily it also acts to kill the prominent emission lines from sodium vapor lamps and can knock down the light pollution they cause for astrophotography.

    Lee
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    Only use'em when there is blowing debris, etc to protect; not all the time.

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    UV as protective, always. Polarizer, Warmtone and Gradient when required (but only then) and Yellow for B&W landscapes. The UV on the lenses I use the most are replaced every 3-4 years, when I see the first damages.

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    In order, orange, yellow, red and green. Orange is about 50% and green very rarely (but when you need green, nothing else will do)...the rest about evenly split. I almost never use them in 35mm (avoid the sky generally) and at least half the time when the camera is on a tripod.

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    Mainly orange and yellow green.

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