I am looking to experiment with warming filters and am looking for some advice as I'm a bit new to these filters.
From what I've heard and read from various photographers the 81A and 85C are decent warming filters to start learning with.
Agree? Disagree? Any other options to look at?
(I'm looking at using these filters for a wide range of outdoor photography. As well, I shoot film and digital.)
#1. "RE: Warming Filters" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Sat 21-Jul-12 10:22 PM
If you're shooting digital, just change the white balance a tad. Far cheaper and more reliable than using a filter. For that matter, do it in post processing.
For film, yeah, you have to use a filter - although you could also do it in the darkroom. If you're going to get one warming filter, it probably ought to be an 81A - the 85C is a bit aggressive.
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#3. "RE: Warming Filters" | In response to Reply # 2LightMeter Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011Thu 09-Aug-12 11:29 PM
With film my favorite warm up filter is the Tiffen 812. I have that one in several sizes. It's a slightly different color than the 81/85 series. Looks like just a touch of magenta.
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#4. "RE: Warming Filters" | In response to Reply # 3mkbee1 Registered since 26th Nov 2012Mon 10-Dec-12 05:33 AM
For Film, the Skylight 1A filter is a good universal filter to use. Minimal factor, and very mild warming. It makes the green tint in a Greyhound bus's windsshield a lot less disturbing to color balance.
The slight warming, when used with the Sunlight, Shade or Cloudy WB settings does not appear excessive. For snow and high elevations, it also works well.
I took a class from a couple of Nature Photographers, and their snow shadows looked like Vanilla Ice Cream! It made me hungry, but was not quite what Mother Nature had in mind...if you want to portray what you see accurately.
I'm going to have to see if my 812 will produce that effect.
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