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#1 Dustan Lewis McBain

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:31 PM

I was just wondering if there would be an exact time to use daylight stock. In my classes so far we've only used tungsten for everything. Maybe its the schools budget?
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#2 Remsy Atassi

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:32 PM

Well... daylight stock is balanced for daylight, so you would want to use it if you're shooting outside unless you gel the lens. The opposite goes for tungsten stock. If your school won't buy daylight then they will probably instruct you on how to gel the lens to correct for daylight color temperature.
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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

Some people prefer daylight stocks for mixed lighting or the fine grain slow speed daylight stocks or they don't like shooting through an extra filter that may degrade the image.

The advantage with tungsten stocks is that you put on a 85 filter you can shoot daylight with only a 2/3 stop loss. Going from daylight to tungsten you need an 80A, which loses 2 stop. If you're only using one stock, a tungsten stock is more versatile.
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