useful links


Filters for Lomography

check each size page 46 - 77 scroll down to “effects” Cokin A & P also!

* most variety in 55mm...use with step rings

* Bing name to see many examples

check out this blog for examples:

https://gavinlyons.photography/who-needs-photoshop-with-these-filters/


lomography.com


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Filter sizes for newest DSLR and 4/3 camera lenses 

    https://tiffen.com/pages/filter-to-lens-chart



Guide to thread pitches used throughout the site

   E, ES  European standard male threads 0.75mm...E, ES after the size

        E  European fine male threads 0.5mm...E before the size

        F  US & Japanese fine male threads 0.5mm...F after the size

        C  Coarse male threads 1.0mm

        M  medium male threads 0.75mm... standard threads today

       FR  fine (0.5)mm female

       MR  med (0.75)mm female

       nft  slim > no front threads

       SO  slip-on (over lens barrel)

       SS  set screw (tightens over lens barrel)

 

Guide to condition of filters for sale

*new filters

        new - in current or recent packaging.

        NOS - new old stock in original packaging 10+ years

        NIB n/o - vintage older filters new in original packaging 20+ years.

        NIC n/o - new/old in original leather or plastic case

        n/o - new/old out of its packaging

        ( NOS, NIB n/o B+W and Heliopan filters are vintage non-slim “E Series”)


*pre-owned filters

        “looks new” may be new (?) - in or out of original packaging

        “clean” or “very clean” - used, near-mint condition - no flaws.

         vg - good glass, some wear on frame


         cs - with original leather or plastic case

         unmtd - unmounted glass

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   Clearance page  Various Japan brands made for many independent importers during the 70‘s, 80’s, 90’s, 00‘s mostly made by Marumi Optical using quality standards: coating, dyed glass and sturdy frames. All listed are in NOS, “very clean” or “like new” condition...Any received with nicks on the frame, scratches, ghosting, worn coatings, hazing from deteriorating foam packaging... are discarded.

Brands include: Asanuma, Camrex, Coastar, CPC Phase 2, Gemko, HCE, Kalcor, Kalt, Kenko, Milo, Osawa, Prinz, PRO, Promaster, Quantaray, Rokunar, Samigon, Toshiba, Toyo Optics, Spiratone, Vivitar...and others



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MC - multi-coated;  SMC super multi-coated;  SC - single coated

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All Nikon, B+W, Heliopan and other German filters: black painted brass.

B+W and Heliopan filters are SC “single coated” on both sides

B+W “MRC” > “multi-resistant coating”

B+W E and ES series...vintage non-slim 5mm thickness frames up to 62mm... 6mm thickness frames 67 > 82mm

desired by collectors of vintage 50mm and above focal length lenses.



B+W F-Pro > 4mm thickness frames

B+W XS-Pro > 3mm thickness frames...newest series

Heliopan slim > 4mm thickness frames

Heliopan non-slim > 5mm thickness frames

Heliopan “SH-PMC” > “super-hard premium multi-coating”

All other round filters are black anodized aluminum unless “chrome”.

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*Linear Polarizers are for new mirrorless and older manually operated cameras

*Circular Polarizers recommended for AF and Digital cameras

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Guide to Neutral Density filters


         ND Wratten #       Filter factor (ff)         Increase exposure stops

              0.1                         1.25                          1/3

              0.2                         1.50                          2/3

              0.3                         2x                               1          

              0.4                         2.5                           1-1/3

              0.5                         3                              1-2/3

              0.6                         4x                               2          

              0.7                         5                              2-1/3

              0.8                         6                              2-2/3

              0.9                         8x                               3          

              1.0                         10                            3-1/3

              1.2                         16                               4

              1.5                         32                               5

              1.8                         64                               6

              2.0                         100                           6-2/3

              2.4                                                            8

              2.7                                                            9    

              3.0                         1000                           10                

              4.0                         10k                           13-1/3




                                                                          

Basics for digital or film



          UV - Haze     Basic reduction of UV light...

                    for color or black & white

                     Filter Factor 0 - 0 stops




Skylight 1A, 1B - B+W KR1.5 - Nikon L1A, L1B

  a UV - pinkish cast for blue haze reduction for color

fine to use with black & white

Filter Factor 1 - 0 stops

                                                                            



Linear / Circular Polarizer

  General use in outdoor photography - produces deeper skies and alters reflections.

Filter Factor 3-4...1-2/3 - 2 stops




Infrared 89B - B+W 092 - Hoya R72
  Infrared 87 - B+W 093 - Hoya RM90



 
Enhancing Filter - Hoya Intensifier

  Intensifies the yellow, orange, red spectrum while not    affecting other colors, use with Polarizer to intensify blue skies. Enhances faded fabrics, fall foliage and landscape.

                           Filter Factor 1.4 - 1/2 stop



filters for black and white photography





General rule:

filters lighten their own color and darken their opposite











Yellow 5 - Y1 - Nikon Y44

Light yellow filter for mild contrast...high-altitude UV...Filter Factor 1.4 - 1/2 stop





Yellow 8 - Y2 - B+W 022 - Hoya K2 - Nikon Y48
          This medium yellow filter offers the most correct tonal  range contrast for clouds against blue skies...

Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop




 

Yellow 12 - Nikon Y52
             
Cuts haze in aerial work; used with color infrared; more contrast than yellow 8

Filter Factor 2.2 - 1 stop





Yellow 15 - B+W 023

              Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography with more dramatic effects than yellow 8 ...

Filter Factor 2.5 - 1-1/3 stop                      





Orange 16 - B+W 040 - Hoya G

More dramatic effect than Yellow 15...

Filter Factor 2.5 - 1-1/3 stop







Orange 21 - B+W 041 - O2 - Nikon 056

Absorbs blue and blue-greens.

Blue skies darken with dramatic cloud contrasts.

Foliage blackens.

Filter Factor 7 - 2-2/3 stops




Red 23A

Light red producing contrast effects that darken skies, water, rock formations and architecture...

Filter Factor 6 - 2-1/3 stops





Red 25A - B+W 090 - Nikon R60

Dramatic sky effects and cloud contrast.

Useful with Infrared films 
Filter Factor 8 - 3 stops






Red 29 - B+W 091  Kodak F

Dramatic sky effects and cloud contrast. Useful with Infrared films. Deeper effect than 25 Red.  Tri-color separation

Filter Factor 10 - 4-1/3 stops





Yellow-Green 13 - Hoya XO - B+W 060

Used with outdoor portraiture for good skintones when landscape is important. Enhances highlites in foliage, grass and trees. Same sky contrast as yellows.

Filter Factor 2.5 - 1-1/2 stop





Green 11 - B+W 061 - Hoya X1

Used with outdoor or studio portraiture for rich skintones;

Enhances shadows and highlites in foliage, grass and trees...Filter Factor 4 - 2 stops





Green 58, 61

Dramatically lightens and enhances shadows and highlites in foliage, grass and trees.  Tri-color separation





Cyan  Blue 38 - B+W 080, 081

Minimizes contrast; Bleaches daytime skies.






Blue 47, 47B  Kodak C5

Accentuates fog; minimizes contrast giving shots a

wintery effect  Tri-color separation






                         



                               

                       warming filters for digital or film



Tiffen 812   -  Tiffen FX Warm

Absorbs bluish haze in scenics; Adds warmth to skintones, similar to a dense skylight.

Filter Factor 1.5 - 2/3 stop



81A

Converts Tungsten 3200K Type B film to 3400K w/ indoor lighting

Warms up scenes and portraiture on overcast days w/ Daylight film... Filter Factor...1.4 - 1/2 stop




81B

Used with outdoor portraiture for good skintones when landscape is important. Stronger effect than 81A

Filter Factor 1.4 - 1/2 stop





81C - B+W / Heliopan KR3

Same as 81B but has increased effect

Filter Factor 1.5 - 2/3 stop






81EF

Same as 81C but has increased effect

Filter Factor 2.0 - 1.0 stop




color correction / color balance



      Using Cinestill films

                                   https://cinestillfilm.com/pages/frequently-asked-questions


























80A - B+W KB15 - Nikon B15

Balances daylight film for use with most standard  household tungsten lighting or studio lighting...converts 3200K to 5500K....Filter Factor 2.4 - 1-1/3 stops



80B - B+W KB12 - Nikon B12

Balances daylight film for use with most standard  photo flood lamps and on-camera flash.

converts 3400K to 5500K...Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop



80C

Balances daylight film for use with most high intensity  photo flood lamps and on-camera flash....Filter Factor 1.9 - 1 stop




82A - Heliopan B1.5 - B+W KB1.5

Reduces warmth during early morning and late afternoon while maintainig natural skintones.

Filter Factor 1.3 - 1/3 stop





     


82B - Heliopan B3 - B+W KB3

Same as 82A but has increased effect.

Filter Factor 1.4 - 1/2 stop

82C...Filter Factor 1.5 - 2/3 stop



85

Creative strong warming filter. Type-A lighter - Cine-still Tungsten

Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop


          

85A - Heliopan R12

Creative strong warming filter deeper than 85.

Tungsten Type A film - Cine-still Tungsten

Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop




85B - Heliopan R15

Balances Type B indoor film for outside - Cine-still Tungsten

Filter Factor 2.1 - 1 stop




85C

Creative strong warming filter. Balances Type B indoor film for outside like 85B but slightly cooler - Cine-still Tungsten

Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop




FL-D daylight

Balances daylight film to indoor fluorescents reducing green cast... Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop





FL-B

Balances Type B film to indoor fluorescents

Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop





FL-W

Balances daylight film to tungsten corrected or daylight simulated fluorescents.
Filter Factor 2 - 1 stop




CC 30 Magenta

General fluorescent correction with indeterminate ambient fluorescent lighting.




 

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