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    Are "Gelatin" Filters Really Gelatin?

    I know that they were. But are they still made from fragile gelatin now? The gelatins I used before were superb but were easily damaged. Finger smudges can't be removed and extreme moisture made them "swell" (best description I can think of).
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    Some are now made of acetate or polyester, but many of the wratten series are still made of gelatin.
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    Robert's missed the important part some are acetate or polyester with a gelatin coating others are coloured acetates.. Any that use gelatin need to be kept dry and are relatively fragile. Ilford's MG filters are gelatin coated.

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    Thanks Ian.
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    Some better filters used to be a sheet of gelatin sandwiched between 2 glass discs, thus (mostly) avoiding the cleanliness and delicacy problems.
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    Hehe- reminds me of a trick used to play on new photo assistants at the end of a shoot: "Hey, takes these old gels and wash them off so we can reuse them. Remember hot water works best..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSSPro View Post
    Hehe- reminds me of a trick used to play on new photo assistants at the end of a shoot: "Hey, takes these old gels and wash them off so we can reuse them. Remember hot water works best..."



 

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