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    Smile use of warm filter with digital camera

    HI want to know (1) Is it useful to use a warm filter with digital camera? (2) If we use it, what is the WB setting? Can it be auto? (3) What is the best explorsure setting? Thanks

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    Default Re: use of warm filter with digital camera

    You'd need to use the preset white balance or custom white balance.

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    Default Re: use of warm filter with digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by abc0455 View Post
    HI want to know (1) Is it useful to use a warm filter with digital camera? (2) If we use it, what is the WB setting? Can it be auto? (3) What is the best explorsure setting? Thanks
    Do you know what a Warm Filter does? If not, why would you want to use one in the first place?
    (Spoonfeeding won't get you anywhere...)

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    I suppose you have a lot of spoons. Give answer & help and I don't need a lecture from you. Be nice and happy.

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    Default Re: use of warm filter with digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by abc0455 View Post
    HI want to know (1) Is it useful to use a warm filter with digital camera? (2) If we use it, what is the WB setting? Can it be auto? (3) What is the best explorsure setting? Thanks
    Google. The answer is that it's up to you. If you like spending time PP-ing, you don't need to do it. But if you know how to use it, a warming filter is a great help.

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    Default Re: use of warm filter with digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by abc0455 View Post
    HI want to know (1) Is it useful to use a warm filter with digital camera? (2) If we use it, what is the WB setting? Can it be auto? (3) What is the best explorsure setting? Thanks
    I don't see the need of a warm/cool filter when using a digital because the WB is adjustable. Such filters are only used when shooting slides and you know the colour of the ambieint lighting is not what you desire.

    If you use auto WB, you effectively negate the effect of the filter. Use it only with a fixed WB or a custom WB as mentioned by others. Still, I think all you need to do is to set the WB to a higher colour temprature than that of the lighting to get warm effect and set it lower to get cool effect.

    As for exposure setting, there is a filter factor engraved/printed on the filter or in the documentation. If you're metering with an external light meter, you will need to add in the filter factor to get your final exposure. If you're using TTL metering with your camera, then you don't have to do anything.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 24th July 2007 at 12:47 PM.

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    Thanks for the useful answers

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    Default Re: use of warm filter with digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by abc0455 View Post
    I suppose you have a lot of spoons. Give answer & help and I don't need a lecture from you. Be nice and happy.
    Next time if you are asking, be polite!

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    Default Re: use of warm filter with digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by abc0455 View Post
    HI want to know (1) Is it useful to use a warm filter with digital camera? (2) If we use it, what is the WB setting? Can it be auto? (3) What is the best explorsure setting? Thanks
    1. sure why not
    2. WB setting can be anything you want
    3. no such thing as best explorsure setting

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    Default Re: use of warm filter with digital camera

    Quote Originally Posted by abc0455 View Post
    I suppose you have a lot of spoons. Give answer & help and I don't need a lecture from you. Be nice and happy.
    I suppose you need to know how to be humble when asking. I am sure you havent done any homework on what these filter does.

    Why are you asking people to be nice when you are not even nice to yourself ?

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