gradual color filter

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  1. voodoo_child

    voodoo_child TPF Noob!

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    Anyone use one? What are the effects, is it similar to a graduated ND filter?
    Under what circumstances would you use it?
    I found a bunch of old filters in the garage but I couldnt find much info on this one
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have a similar one (but it's a square Cokin filter). They work great for putting some intensity into sunsets.
     
  3. Philip Weir

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    I suppose you could say they are similar to a ND filter, but only affecting a section of the image. The main difference being that they are in color, and accordingly affect the section they are covering with a change in color balance. without having a great effect on the density as with an ND filter. They are more useful when using film as with digital you can do the same thing with Photoshop or similar software.
     
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    That graduated tobacco filter (looks like a Hoya) is especially applicable to get strong sunsets, voodoo kid.
    Like Mike, I have (since about '83) a pretty extensive Cokin filter system with, a.o., square graduated filters. Blue, pink, tobacco, ND1, ND2.
    But since going digital I've never used any of them anymore. Don't need them. I do it all in PP.
    The only optical filters I still use are UV and polarizer.
     

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