» Posts Tagged ‘filtration’

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DIY ND FilterIf you’re anything like me, you probably spend some of your free time scouring sites like KEH and eBay for vintage lenses (and buying way more of them than you probably should). Occasionally, you come across lenses that, for all intents and purposes, are completely awesome minus one small flaw: they don’t have a traditional filter thread. In those cases, shooting in extremely bright conditions can be impossible without stopping down to f/16 or f/22 since you can’t attach a screw-on ND filter. Of course, a matte box is always a solution for this problem, but it’s a solution that can get really expensive really quickly. Luckily, there’s also a simple, quick, and inexpensive trick to help you block light on those tricky lenses. More »

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I have tried Cavision, Lee, and Tiffen soft filters in an attempt to eliminate aliasing and moire but have yet to find a solution. Now Philip Bloom is reporting (from a user’s comments) that Zeiss Softar filters offer a potential remedy for these problems. I’m skeptical, given I’ve tried a number of similar filters (and the Softars claim to “retain sharpness,” which would mean… retaining aliasing), but here’s the word from Zeiss: More »