How much blue does a skylight filter take out?
So, I just got some prints back from my shots with my new Nikon 24mm 2.8D compared with my old Tamron 28-105 (set at 28mm), and it's very clear that the Nikon is sharper! However, in looking at the prints, it seemed that the Tamron yielded noticeably deeper blue skies and green leaves. The Nikon has a Nikon skylight filter (multi-coated), the tamron a sunpak UV filter (non-coated).
These prints were made off Gold 200 at Wolf, so I don't know how much the printing machine changed it, but it seemed pretty consistent over a set of four or five pairs of prints.
Can the skylight filter be accounted for this difference? I'm planning on doing more tests this weekend, but I wanted to see if anyone knew about this.
Thanks a bunch.
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#1. "RE: How much blue does a skylight filter take out?" | In response to Reply # 0davies Basic MemberFri 12-Apr-02 11:05 PM
I'd guess that you'd need to shoot some slide film to confirm whether there is really a difference. Who knows what's going on inside those printing machines!
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#2. "RE: How much blue does a skylight filter take out?" | In response to Reply # 1jrp Charter MemberFri 12-Apr-02 11:46 PM
The Tiffen 812 became a great seller precisely as a "warming" filter, an eliminator of the "too much blue" blues. But the most sold warming filter seems to be the 81B. A Nikon A2 (almost an 81A) also works towards that end but "lightly", for use with modern slide films. I try to remember to have one mounted instead of the L37C, specially when with flash.
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