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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Y2 Filter humbug!
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 21:30:24 -0800
References: <001501c08613$577bb6c0$d1541b3f@oemcomputer> <> <>

Dante wrote:

>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.


If what you mean by "not cutting blue well" is not "shading" blue skies,
this has not been my experience at all with the 060. It does a fine job
giving a gray tint to skies that would otherwise appear white (and do, when
I forget to mount the filter). And this is a gray that darkens as it rises
away from the horizon, at times creating the effect of a dark yellow or
even orange filter toward the zenith.


Replies: Reply from "Dante A. Stella" <> (Re: [Leica] Y2 Filter humbug!)
Reply from Guy Bennett <> (Re: [Leica] Y2 Filter humbug!)
In reply to: Message from "Wilber Jeffcoat" <> ([Leica] Y2 Filter)
Message from "A.H.SCHMIDT" <> (Re: [Leica] Y2 Filter)
Message from Mark Rabiner <> (Re: [Leica] Y2 Filter)