Is there anything special about color gels?


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Sausage

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Or are they just like colored cellophane? Anyway can we get one of those sampler packs of gels here, like a pack of 8 different colors precut for use on a flash?
 

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Or are they just like colored cellophane? Anyway can we get one of those sampler packs of gels here, like a pack of 8 different colors precut for use on a flash?
Colour consistency. Colour accuracy. Availability of the colour and exposure data. And for those to use with big video lamps, resistance to heat.
 

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colour consistency is one important factor if you are going to reuse the same settings over and often or if it needs to be replicated at will. If it's just a one time shoot for fun, I use cellophane paper over my flash.

Most colour gels aren't heat resistant anyway, I ever saw the SB800 gels got deformed after someone shot for a few hours with sucessive bursts of the stroboscopic mode.
 

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colour consistency is one important factor if you are going to reuse the same settings over and often or if it needs to be replicated at will. If it's just a one time shoot for fun, I use cellophane paper over my flash.

Most colour gels aren't heat resistant anyway, I ever saw the SB800 gels got deformed after someone shot for a few hours with sucessive bursts of the stroboscopic mode.
Wah.. that bad ah?
 

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