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Tiffen Soft FX filters.


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LightMeter Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011
Fri 22-Feb-13 03:49 AM | edited Fri 22-Feb-13 03:55 AM by LightMeter

I ordered from KEH and thought I'd throw in some of these to try out. I got a Soft Warm FX1, Soft FX1, and Soft FX2. The FX1's offered almost no softening at all. I tried at 28, 105, and 200mm. Almost no difference with and without filter. The FX2 offered some diffusion, but not much. I tried that one at the same focal lengths. And about warmth, the warm one is VERY warm, about like an 81c or Tiffen 812. Personally, I think the FX1 is not worth having-should have got the FX2 and FX3.

Just thought I'd share that in case someone is considering buying those.

I know you can do diffusion and softening in camera settings and PP, but I prefer the look that the filter offers.


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