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#1 Albion Hockney

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:32 PM

Anyone have any knowledege on what cars (makes/models) don't tint the windows so green or is it just across the board?

 

anyone have a gel combo to ease it or something they do? .....I shot something recently unaware of it and we are just going to time it out but it's pretty bad!


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#2 John E Clark

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 07:40 PM

Anyone have any knowledege on what cars (makes/models) don't tint the windows so green or is it just across the board?

 

anyone have a gel combo to ease it or something they do? .....I shot something recently unaware of it and we are just going to time it out but it's pretty bad!

 

Just a random guess... car 'safety' glass is a composite of two glass surfaces with a plastic film in between. The 'green' may be from the plastic material that is used, or the other ingredients of the glass mix to make it more resilient to impact.

 

The same is true for other 'safety' glass such as shower doors, which have a 'greenish' cast as well as 'bullet proof' glass cash windows.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 08:05 PM

Maybe but ordinary glass contains ferris oxide which gives it a greenish tint, visible the thicker the glass gets. There are ways to reduce or eliminate the green but probably add to the cost of the glass.
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#4 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:49 PM

In the past, I've dealt with this issue by adjusting the Green/Magenta Tint in camera. It doesn't always work, but it's a good place to start.


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:50 PM

I was more so curious if people were aware of car brands that have less green in the glass. The thing I did recently the car windows were super green. It was a hyundai mid size suv


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#6 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 03:00 PM

I think all cars suffer from this problem. The angle of incidence can make it worse, or better, as can the surroundings.

 

A pet hate of mine is the tinted visor strip at the top of many windshields. You can guarantee that the light will always hit it at precisely the right angle to cast a green glow on the talent.


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