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RPCrowe
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Aug 01, 2018 18:28 |  #1

I tend to shoot a lot of females who have not been perfectly made up and some whose skin is anything but perfect...

I am wondering if a Tiffen Pro Mist 1/8 or Black Pro Mist 1/8 filter may reduce my post production needs.

From what I am reading, these filters are very light diffusion filters which are not hardly noticed but do a job of enhancing the models skin without going overboard.

I am not absolutely sure whether the effects of these filters can be accurately reproduced in Photoshop or Lightroom...


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Aug 03, 2018 22:47 |  #2

I have no idea but trying to understand these filters, does it just make your photo soft? I would not imagine that to be a good thing if the entire photo goes a bit soft.




  
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Aug 08, 2018 15:41 |  #3

I've used a lot of pro mist filters in video production. Terrific to use however as with all filters, once you shoot with them you can't "undo" the effect.

I would have no problem using them when shooting models. You can google them to see the effect they have.


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Aug 08, 2018 22:34 |  #4

I have just received my 1/8 Pro Mist Filter for my Canon 85mm f/1.8. I have a model shoot this Sunday evening and I will try it out for that. Since the 85mm f/1.8 uses smaller 58mm filters, that's an inexpensive way to try these out. Certainly less expensive than a 77mm filter:lol:

BTW:to my understanding, this filter doesn't just make the image soft/ According to Tiffen, "It generates a pearlescent halo around highlights."

Most folks these days use these type filters for video but, I have seen some very nice stills work using a low power Pro Mist. IMO, the 1/8 is great because it adds just a tiny bit of halation. Anything over a 1/2 is too much for my tastes.

Apparently, the Black Pro Mist filters are more popular than the standard Pro Mist filters. At least the prices make it seem this way. I opted for the standard Pro Mist filter because of the price difference between that model and an equivalent sized Black Pro Mist filter.


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Aug 18, 2018 05:26 |  #5

RPCrowe wrote in post #18680556 (external link)
I have just received my 1/8 Pro Mist Filter for my Canon 85mm f/1.8. I have a model shoot this Sunday evening and I will try it out for that. Since the 85mm f/1.8 uses smaller 58mm filters, that's an inexpensive way to try these out. Certainly less expensive than a 77mm filter:lol:

BTW:to my understanding, this filter doesn't just make the image soft/ According to Tiffen, "It generates a pearlescent halo around highlights."

Most folks these days use these type filters for video but, I have seen some very nice stills work using a low power Pro Mist. IMO, the 1/8 is great because it adds just a tiny bit of halation. Anything over a 1/2 is too much for my tastes.

Apparently, the Black Pro Mist filters are more popular than the standard Pro Mist filters. At least the prices make it seem this way. I opted for the standard Pro Mist filter because of the price difference between that model and an equivalent sized Black Pro Mist filter.

How'd the shoot go? Did the filters work out the way you wanted?

I bought a Black Pro Mist a month ago to try out (specifically that diffusion of highlights) but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Don't see too many still shot with them, curious to see what someone else thought of it




  
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