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HDV Filters Tiffen vs Schneider Black Frost


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#1 malte rosenfeld

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:19 AM

Hello ,
i am currently preparing a documentary to be shot on the sony Z1 and have a small budget to buy some filters. I was circular polarizer, nd... and some softening filters.
Now the description of the Schneiders Black Frost sounds a lot nicer to me than Tiffens Black Pro Mist etc.

Schneider aparrently does not affect the blacks and takes down the highlights. Thats exactly what i want.
Any difference or have they just explained it better? Unfotunatly i don't know any place that rent Schneider Filter if so i would just do a test...

Thanks in advance!
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:37 AM

They are similar, it's just that the heavier grades get less milky with the Schneider version. I'm not sure it matters so much with anything that can be digitally color-corrected, since resetting the black level is easy and in fact, a little loss of contrast may help improve shadow detail for color-correcting later. The advantage to the Schneiders would more be if you were switching a lot between different grades and wanted a smoother match.
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