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06-30-2007, 03:45 AM   #1
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Add on A-1 filters

My K100D takes great pics but, I was a little dissappointed in the colors. They seemed a little "muddy" so I sat down and played with all of the settings expieriencing only a slight change. I laid the camera down to pick up the manual again and spotter my A-1 skylight filter. (In tyhe old days we used these to protect a lens). Removed the piece of glass and viola,,,,,,,,,,, bright vivid colors wow.... has anyone else expiereienced this???????

06-30-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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So you had the filter on the lens?

I dont put any sort of filter on my lenses unless its for effect or if im out in less than desirable conditions (ie, dusty or damp) and then i use a plain UV filter. But of course if i had some nice expensive Hoya HMC UV filters, it would be a different story.
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I'm using Hoya UV filters, they are always on lenses, unless I don't put CP on...
but they have no effect on colours
06-30-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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In the "old days of 35mm" it was cutomary to use an skylight filter as a lens protection item. The skylight had little effect on color other than to suppress ultra violet light. For some reason on my k100d it was giving me a muddier (?) color on outdoor shots......... According to the "Magic Lantern Guide" I ahould have experienced a slight "warming" effect at the most...... thats NOT what I expierienced!

07-01-2007, 12:57 AM   #5
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I've got one of those somewhere or other, isn't it a pink colour? If the K100D has any errors in colour handling it always seems to be too much red, so combine that with a pink bit of glass stuck in front of it and I'm not surprised at getting muddy colours. You need a blue bit of glass:-)

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