Full Straw CTS and Tungsten Gel


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Full Straw CTS. I first heard this term from Neil Van Niekerk. He mentioned that it is a gel.

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1) So is CTS a kind of tungsten gel?

2) BTW, does anyone have a pic of what a tungsten gel looks like? And is it widely available?

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i think he did put a link on that article to bhphoto and what kind of gel the CTS is.

"STRAW RoscoStraw Daylight Conversion filters are a series of yellowish amber filters that lower color temperature as needed. Offered as a yellower version of the traditional CTO series and is calibrated to the same color correction and transmission properties."

It is suppose to be yellow than regular CTO gels.
 

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Actually, one of the objectives is to decide what gel to buy so as to prevent any color cast. Someone mentioned tungsten gel here.


not sure if this is helpful but i ordered a gel kit from these guys - http://www.honlphoto.com/servlet/StoreFront. the pieces of gels are small-cuts to fit most speedlights and have velcro stuck to them.
changster, thanks for the link. But I wonder if that is used more for strobing :think:


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3) Are there different brands of tungsten gel (in camera terms: Nikon, Camera etc)? If yes, does brand matters? What I mean is does it give very different results?

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Actually, one of the objectives is to decide what gel to buy so as to prevent any color cast. Someone mentioned tungsten gel here.




changster, thanks for the link. But I wonder if that is used more for strobing :think:


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3) Are there different brands of tungsten gel (in camera terms: Nikon, Camera etc)? If yes, does brand matters? What I mean is does it give very different results?

Thanks.
actually its more like preventing 2 different color temp in your pic with flash being 1 color and whatever the other light source having another color.

there are different colors of gel. got different brand but dun really matter. what matter is the color u want. common ones are yellow and green.
 

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actually its more like preventing 2 different color temp in your pic with flash being 1 color and whatever the other light source having another color.

there are different colors of gel. got different brand but dun really matter. what matter is the color u want. common ones are yellow and green.
OK. Thanks flipfreak! Just to check.

4) Is gel like a piece of paper? Do I need to cut out to fit the flash? Or are they ready made?

5) How do I attached gel to the flash head? Tape? Any recommendation? :think:
 

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OK. Thanks flipfreak! Just to check.

4) Is gel like a piece of paper? Do I need to cut out to fit the flash? Or are they ready made?

5) How do I attached gel to the flash head? Tape? Any recommendation? :think:
its like those cellophane paper but slightly thicker. usually it comes in big pieces but i think its possible to get custom cut smaller ones online nowadays.

u can use tape or velcro or any way to attach it actually. if u will use it often, then velcro. otherwise use tape to fasten quite alright.
 

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its like those cellophane paper but slightly thicker. usually it comes in big pieces but i think its possible to get custom cut smaller ones online nowadays.

u can use tape or velcro or any way to attach it actually. if u will use it often, then velcro. otherwise use tape to fasten quite alright.
OK. I will go and get one soon. Thanks.
 

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