Black and White Filter?

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  1. cosmonaut

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    I have bought some B&W film and am going to try my hand at it, but I want a filter that will will give me a slightly darker feel kind of like a polarizer. But there are so many I confussed. What's the difference in the red, green and blue ones? I am leaning torwards a red one but it just comes from sample pictures that I have seen that I like. I want to cut down on glare so clouds have more detail...
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    Thanks Big Mike, I knew I came to the right place. Looks like the red to me...
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    If you want black skies and white clouds, you definitely want a No. 25 red.

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    Thanks Dave for the #. That's what looking for. Now which camera do I buy the filter for, I have four. But I'll figure that one out myself...
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    Buy the filter to fit the biggest (front threads) lens you have. Then if you need to...buy step up rings for use on the other lenses.
     
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    Thanks Mike. I have never heard of that, That helps a bunch.
     
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    if you truely want black skys and white clouds you need to use a polarizer with a red filter. either alone rudeces this effect
     
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    Thanks again. I will try the polarizer too.
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