black and white filters

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  1. youyesyou

    youyesyou TPF Noob!

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    we have a project coming up soon for black and white photography. i was thinking of purchasing a red #25 filter and possibly a green filter.

    is there anything i need to know about these filters? like will i have to certain make f-stop adjustments in order to compensate for having them on? thanks.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If your camera has a built-in meter (any modern camera)...then the camera will make the adjustment for the amount of light getting into the lens. The camera can't tell weather it's got a filter on, or if it's just darker...all it knows is how much light is getting into the lens and to the meter.

    So unless you are using a hand held meter...you do not need to make any adjustments to exposure for the filter.
     

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