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#1 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:06 AM

Can you get any blooming/halation from a soft fx filter in highlight areas?

I like the diffusion quality but would like a little blooming from a harder edge light.

If not, what else might I use?

Thanks!
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:55 AM

Yes, it causes halation, it's just not quite as foggy as a ProMist. It's more like halfway between the look of a Black ProMist and a Classic Soft.
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#3 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:57 PM

Thanks, David. That sounds about right where I need to be.
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#4 Tommaso Alvisi

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:19 PM

Great info David!

So is the Soft/FX similar to the Classic Black Soft?

Which one do you suggest for a subtle diffused look with a slight halation of highlights?

Soft/FX 1/2 and 1 or Classic Black Soft 1/8 and 1/4?
(one for wides and one for mediums and cu)

Many thanks David.
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:00 PM

Either would work, which you use just depends on which you like more as an effect. Classic Soft Blacks will give you a slight blurred bubble, or ring, or double-edge fringe around hot edges and points of light because the dimples in the glass are larger than that in Soft-FX.
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#6 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

Tiffen's SFX 1 gives the frame a nice amount of softness without it being too overt.
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#7 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

Soft FX are the only Diffusion I ever use. SFX 1 is great for softening close-ups on female talent without halation or loss of contrast.
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