So I wanted to see if anyone had any experience with the Tiffen Black SoftNet and what would be a more modern or more developed filter today.
Obviously I am going to be going through some test but trying to do some research for signs to watch out for.
Diffusion tends to wash-out the image and lower contrast, so you'll get closest to a normal contrast with a black net. With a white net, there could be some veiling & milkiness, especially if in front of the lens.
"Fiddler on the Roof" and some of "Bound for Glory" used a brown pantyhose (in front for "Fiddler", don't know about the other), and "Excalibur" used a white net behind the lens. But black nets are by far the most common to use.
Any more information and film titles that used these older filters would be great.