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How much blue does a skylight filter take out?


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zucchini Registered since 04th Mar 2002
Wed 10-Apr-02 10:19 PM

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.

"Film is cheap, opportunity is expensive."

Jason <><