BA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2181 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1253 times:
I'm after a filter to fit a 52mm Minolta own 50mm lens, so the filter is 52mm size. I think it'll need to have a slight red cast to it, or if anyones been in the BA Maint Base, please let me know what to use.
If possible, it'd be available from 7dayshop.com, as they're cheap
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1217 times:
Don't buy cheap filters. They're a waste of money. Rather buy the best you can get for the money you have.
You might want to look at a Skylight 1B (or even a 1C). I can recommend the B+W KR1.5 MRC filters. Expensive but well worth it (expect to pay around 50 pounds for it).
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 765 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
BA777 - I'm guessing you want this to correct colour casts caused by flourescent light? In which case, you need a magenta filter - but there is no single correct filter for flourescents which come in many different forms - including daylight balanced!
Using the wrong filter might make things worse - these days I find shooting without colour correction and making necessary modifications in Photoshop, where you can be very precise.