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Re: Filters

Many colour filters were generally for use with black and white film; yellow, for example, darkens blue skies and red filters minimise haze. Blue filters are used with daylight film to counteract the warmth of indoor lighting (incandescent bulbs). Neutral dark filters could be neutral density for darkening the scene or polarising (can also be used to reduce brightness) - useful for cutting through reflections on the surface of water or windows, etc.

Gradient filters are used frequently even with digital cameras for darkening the sky in order to avoid either blown highlights in the sky when exposing for the foreground.

Are the filters sheet types or in mounts for screw-in lens filter threads?

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