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    Default Cokin filter colour cast

    Hi,

    Heard about the colour cast issue from the various forum threads.

    For those using cokin filter, is the colour cast from their ND/GND filter really that bad (how about tian ya)? Any sample picture?

    Would doing a white balance prior to the shot help?

    I thinking of getting a set of ND/GND but was concern with this issue. Singh-Ray and Lee's are out of reach for me.

    TIA.

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    Default Re: Cokin filter colour cast

    tends to get yellowish cast, but manipulation of white balance and color balance tweaks in photoshop later on can correct it. if you do a search for threads started by hazmee, i think he started on where he compared the two - ie.. tianya and cokin. frankly the cast is only more apparent in the daytime, when the colors are more "stereotypical".

    it's just painful to have to correct, that's all.

    tianya is more neutral, but er, like fingerprints, no two tianya filters seem to be the same.. if you catch my drift. the "graduated grey" tends to come in different shades of grey.. hee hee.
    Last edited by night86mare; 20th August 2008 at 01:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Cokin filter colour cast

    So we shd just go for the LEE ones?

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    Default Re: Cokin filter colour cast

    it is only a cheap cheap filter, please don't expect too much.
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    Default Re: Cokin filter colour cast

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    tends to get yellowish cast, but manipulation of white balance and color balance tweaks in photoshop later on can correct it. if you do a search for threads started by hazmee, i think he started on where he compared the two - ie.. tianya and cokin. frankly the cast is only more apparent in the daytime, when the colors are more "stereotypical".

    it's just painful to have to correct, that's all.

    tianya is more neutral, but er, like fingerprints, no two tianya filters seem to be the same.. if you catch my drift. the "graduated grey" tends to come in different shades of grey.. hee hee.

    Thanks

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