Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/05/31

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Subject: [Leica] FS: Noctilux(yellow filter)
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon May 31 21:21:33 2004

On 5/31/04 12:48 PM, "Slobodan Dimitrov" <> wrote:

> I'm firm believer in filtration. I was infected very early on about the need
> to approximate the tonal values in scene onto a piece of paper through the
> work of Ansel Adams.
> Living in Southern CA, with its blistering glare, forces one to use filters.
> Once in a moment of hubris, I photographed a series of  nuclear domes
> without filtration. I had just about complete tonal merger of the domes with
> the sky. Thinking I'd come back and re-shoot a few weeks later, was abruptly
> put to a stop by 9/11. This was in BW. Had I shot it in color, it wouldn't
> been a problem.
> I did shoot the forestry air service on the ground in Hemet, CA once with
> Tech Pan. I also shot it with T-max 100. All done with filtration of
> different combinations. I preferred the T-max, needless to say.
> S. Dimitrov
I'm with you on filters and will be investing in a set of 60's for my
Noctilux. A set of filter for me is first the yellow green B+W 060, then
green not real dark, then red, then a darker green, then a polarizer.

Not in my set but something I'd get maybe later would be a real dark red as
well as my light one,  I skip yellows unless they cost a buck in a swap meet
I cant find any use for them, Orange is ok, kind of a less dramatic red
possibly different than a light red I don?t know how. I get those out of
grab boxes in camera stores. I just got a "Nikon" filter for 3 bucks in
orange. In the past I'd used orange color correction filters for my black
and white but I not think it works out as well as a real orange from Florida
made for black and white film.
Blue I don?t do.
Violet they don?t make a lot.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon


Replies: Reply from woc2 at (Bill O'Connell) ([Leica] OT: D70)
In reply to: Message from s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov) ([Leica] FS: Noctilux(yellow filter))