DP1 + Yellow 8 + B/W

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  1. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    F2.8, with exposure compensation set at +.7. Vignette added in LR. Sat. PM.
     

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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Very good, Steve. I must get a yellow filter for my Merrills. Subtle effect.
     
  3. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Me also and all those coloured filters offered that I've passed on over the recent past. I've read a bit about coloured filters on the Foveon sensor, with interesting findings. when I pass those old filters at the bric brac sale I must next time pick them up and give it a go. A fine set of images Steve.
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  5. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Rob :eek: I am the sort of person who reads a lot but remembers little . I can say I came away with the idea that I wished to try this myself and must pick up those filters if I see them lying around cheap. Sorry for being so useless at this time.
    Might also be interested in this http://www.ultrasomething.com/photography/2014/05/sigma-vs-nerd-part-2/
    There is a part 1 and 3 from memory
     
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  6. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    The #8 helps with the skies. It also reduces the exposure one stop. I almost always shoot the #8 when I am shooting B/W film.

    I am very happy with those little cameras. You have to plan on working with them, but that's part of the fun.

    If you shoot wide open a lot on a ND filter can help also. A red filter is really nice also but it's usually a 3 stop reduction and the effect can be very dramatic. I have one but don't use it often.

    Thanks Rob!!!
     
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  7. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    Great article Julian. I am going to read all three parts when I get back from the dog walk. I am going through my annual gear reduction but the Sigmas are definitely staying. I know I am keeping the Sigmas, the new X100 and the GR. I have gotten really lazy and don't like changing lenses. Plus I always end up using 28mm or 35mm with the occasional 50mm when I am too lazy to walk closer.

    Again thanks for posting that. Looking forward to learning more.

    The filter comes in heavy when I am using the dogs because I usually shoot wide open then. I also have a 3 stop ND filter for sunny days. My Nikon film camera takes uses 52mm on it's lenses so I just got a step up ring.
     
  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks Steve and Julian. All good info.
     
  9. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Steve I can assure you in the uk at iso 100 there is almost never the need for, ND filters at f2,8 even though the sigmas top shutter speed is so slow.;) Lucky you .
    I'd love that combo you have and other than say having some Ziess or other top lenses I love the idea of having quality cameras with fixed primes. They are so convenient, easy to carry around. I've been watching th GR price drop and thought about getting one. I have been enjoying the 28mm of the dp1 m , the latest GR though, would give me those hi iso shots , where the fishermen land the fish, that spot, it faces NNW , with a large roof it is always in shade and at times very dark.
     
  10. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I'm a big fan of using a yellow filter when shooting B&W film. It gives a very pleasing effect on skin tones too (and dogs it seems). Thanks for thse like JUlian.

    Nice shots Steve. :)
     
  11. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

  12. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    An interesting read, Julian. Thanks for the link. I'll have a look around for a red and a yellow filter. Anyone have suggestions?
     
  13. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Usually get what you pay for Rob, which equates to expensive :(
     
  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  15. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I invariably buy B+W filters, but Hoya are good too. Yes, 49 mm - look on the inner face of the lens cap.
     
  16. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Yes 49mm I think. Wex and other shops they are 19.99 so not quite half price
     
  17. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Tiffin have a good reputation too, especially in cine / video.
     
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  18. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    The Dp2 and DP1 are 49mm, but the DP3 is 52mm - which is useful, as I have some 52mm filters from my days with the X100.

    I'll get the Hoya.
     
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  19. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    aLthough I'd get a 52mm for the dp3 and have step down rings from 52mm to 49mm
     
  20. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

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