What's the difference
Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:07 PM
Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:21 PM
It's the same in camera filters -- you may put a bunch of 85B filters together from different manufacturers and notice some variation in shade. You could also, in theory, correct daylight to tungsten with a Coral filter, or a Decamired filter, but you won't get the same shade, just the correct change in color temperature.
Or using a magenta CCM filter versus a fluoro filter, both of which may be magenta but have different shades -- the fluoro filter may be more optimized for film reproduction of 3200K, just like a 85B filter is optimized for film's response as opposed to a Coral filter, which may be more of an approximation (but close enough to be practical.)
The CTS (Color Temperature Straw) line of gels was created for people who thought that CTO's (Color Temperature Orange) were too reddish in their orange correction. Otherwise, they match in terms of color temperature adjustment (MIRED shift.) So it's just a matter of taste. You may think that an HMI with Full CTS is a better match to a tungsten lamp than when using Full CTO to match.
Edited by David Mullen, 29 December 2005 - 09:22 PM.