Black and White Photography filters.

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  1. Artemis

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    If you have a Cokin P holder...go for it.

    Are you planing to use them with b&w film? If you are shooting digital, you should be able to replicate the effects of the filters with Photoshop.
     
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    I dont like doing that, I prefere to shoot with the filters attached, and yeah I do have a P cokin holder :D thanks for the advice!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you are using digital...I don't know if color filters will work the same as when shooting b&w film because you are shooting in color and converting later...aren't you?

    I'd like to know if it does work, somebody around here must know...
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, but if not, I could hack my 300D and allow it to shoot Black and White, although I do also shoot Black and White film
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you are going to use film as well. Go for it. You can always test it out on your digital too.

    But if you are going to bother shooting b&w with your digital...everyone will probably tell you to just convert afterward. It just makes more sense.
     
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    It should work with digital shouldn't it? After all, all the ccd is doing is recording what's going through the lens. Just as film does. I can't see why it would record it any differently in this situation.
     
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    It's not the recording of the image but the conversion to b&w that I'm unsure of...lets say you use a red filter. Your image will be very red.

    What I don't know is... if you convert a red tinged image to b&w...will you get the same dramatic effect that you do when you shoot b&w film with a red filter?
     
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    I doubt it, but if yah set yah cam to shoot in Black and white?
     
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    id think it would work if you set the cam to black and white, but generally nobody likes to use in camera black and white because it is a better option to shoot color and then make that perfect B&W shot :)
     
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    If you set the camera to shoot in b/w it will still shoot in color and convert the data to b/w.
     
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    I have nothing more than most basic of basic understanding with regards to B&W. But doesn't it just record different shades of grey? So using a red filter with B&W enhances the red shades on the final B&W print. Why wouldn't turning a coloured image with enhanced red into B&W give you the same results? Obviously it would be slightly different, just like different makes of B&W film will be slightly different from one another.

    If we all weren't so lazy we could test this in photoshop. :mrgreen:
     

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