Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
Maris - in the real world, you've got it backwards. Blue light is more easily scattered by the atmosphere. That's why the sky looks blue, and why, outdoors, shots with blue filters (over a distance) will come out softer than red filter shots, often dramatically so. This fact will overcome
the characteristics of the lens itself, at least with modern lenses and panchromatic films. Doesn't mean you shouldn't use a blue filter for a
deliberately atmospheric effect, creatively. Just means distant details will be much less contrasty, maybe to the point of being undetectable.
Exactly right! Real world photography trumps results from optical bench tests.