Posted 19 June 2007 - 08:31 PM
set of filters to have for important
right now all i have is a ND filter
and an 85B.
others? and why?
whats a good one to soften up skin so
pores, etc dont show up so much.
thank you! :)
Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:33 PM
There are so many types of diffusion; it all depends on the look you want. If all you want is to soften details without any telltale diffusion effects (halation, loss of contrast) then a good choice is the Tiffen Black Diffusion-FX, probably the lightest (#1/2 or #1). It pretty much doesn't look like anything, just softens. The lightest Schneider Classic Soft is also good.
Posted 19 June 2007 - 11:56 PM
is post-production capable of doing the same thing as well?
Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:44 AM
Posted 20 June 2007 - 06:01 AM
Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:05 AM
That's a form of optical diffusion, but if you are transferrring negative, the bright (clear) areas of the film are the shadows, not the highlights, so the blacks will glow (halate) not the whites. Can look pretty but it would be tedious to use for some close-ups and not other shots and you may not be able to fine-tune the strength as well as with camera filters. Also, telecine diffusion may also affect the grain structure, just like digital diffusion does, though not as much. You're softening part of the film and its grain structure itself, rather than softening reality in front of a lens before it hits the film.
Posted 20 June 2007 - 11:09 AM