Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Y2 Filter humbug!
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 21:28:12 -0800
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> The 060 is a false prophet.  Good for darkening lips and ok at foliage, but completely
> useless for skies.  Does not cut blue well because it contains blue.  Maybe its appeal
> is that it tends to make pan film look like ortho.  Who knows.

Although green is analogous to blue it does cut UV which is the main culprit in
blocking up skies.
And the yellow is also good on the blue as well as the UV.
Green and yellow green filters do make it much easier to get tone in the sky
without underexposing.
I've directly experienced that for decades. Maybe not more so than yellow, but
not noticeably less.

IF the opposite of blue is orange why would a red filter have more of a cutting
effect, bringing out clouds more?
Because the whole thing is not always that obvious, that's why 

Mark () Rabiner
Portland, Oregon

red is the opposite of green, not blue, not cyan

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