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camera question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Bloc131, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

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    what does the yellow filter do?



    i have a super8 movie camera with high speed b&w film in it. there is a yellow filter in my camera bag. how can this help? will it block out some of the light so it won't be exposed as much?


    i'm a camera tard.
     
  2. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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    who do you love? are you for sure...
     
  3. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

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    ok LL
     
  4. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    yellow filters are usually said to 'reduce haze'... this is really only true for b/w photography because if used w/ color it actually intensifies greens and blues giving everything a 'super-saturated' look...

    it's a cool filter but it won't really affect exposure or anything...
     
  5. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

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    thanks smart.


    i'll be shooting with a super8 camera. higher speed b&w film. think it'd help to have the filter?
     
  6. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I think it would help if you are shooting outside, it will kind of 'crisp up' the image. You won't need it if you're shooting indoors though, it's mainly for use in actual sunlight...
     
  7. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

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    thanks smart. i really appreciate it. i was always wondering what it was for. and i dont have anyone to ask. i'll let you know how it turns out!
     
  8. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    no prob, hope it comes out great!
     
  9. -sudz-

    -sudz- Guest

    bloc man, where'd you get your film?? i have an old brownie 8 and i cant find anything.
     
  10. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

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    well.. what state are you in?
     
  11. -sudz-

    -sudz- Guest

    ontario, canada.
     
  12. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    let me drop the science....

    Colour Temperature

    Outdoor light is blue and indoor light is orange.
    (unless you're using fancy 'blue' lights or 'green' flourecent tubes).
    The whole point is that your film will match the colour space from
    one shot to another. I'd say dont use the filter indoors but then use
    it outdoors. The alternate is to not use the filter outdoors and then
    use blue gels over the indoor lights. That's probably not an option.

    there ya go.

    film nerd onerski.
     
  13. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

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    i ordered from : http://www.yalefilmandvideo.com. they're a store in hollywood, california but they shipped to me and i'm a few hours north of them.

    call them and ask if you could order from them. i looked around a bit and they had what i wanted at a reasonable price. perhaps they have what you need and could send it to you. i just mailed them a money order.

    word to the wise - don't get express order. it's a ripoff and i found out the hard way. long story, but it wasnt yalefilmandvideo's fault.

    hope that helps. ask me if you have any more questions.
     
  14. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

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    more nerdski...

    all filters will reduce your exposure by a little bit.
    Gels on lights will also lower the 'candle power'.
    Your filter will probably lower the light by a quater stop,
    so you dont really need to worry about opening up
    the exposure unless you're shooting in a very dark place.
    But seing as we've established that the filter is for outdoors...
    it should always be bright enough.
     
  15. Bloc131

    Bloc131 Member

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    also, thanks kilo
     
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