ramarren Posted February 4 Share #5141 Posted February 4 Advertisement (gone after registration) 5 hours ago, eawriter said: Now that's an approach I haven't heard before. I should try that. I have a green filter, but use it only to lighten foliage and/or separate lighter and darker leaves. Also, I read everywhere to underexpose by 1/3 or 2/3 with the Monochrom to protect the highlights. Are you overexposing to make up for the amount of light the green filter cuts out? Also, I do portraits more than anything else, and use a yellow or orange filter to smooth out skin tones in open shade; I've never tried a green filter for faces. No need to do anything if you're using the Monochrom's built in metering with a green filter ... since it reads through the lens, it will autoadjust exposure for you. (.. and a green filter does not throw off the metering like a deep red will.) I read the same myth about underexposing by 1/3 or 2/3 EV with the Monochrom. It's driven by the concern that you don't have a multichannel image that tools like LR can use differing channels to rebuild a blasted channel. But my metering calibration tests with the M10-M proved to me that, for raw capture, my camera was already underexposing by -0.3 to 0 EV compared to what I like in a raw file, so I normally set the EV Compensation in Auto mode to 0 or +0.3 EV, sometimes more. I do not get any unexpected blown highlights (I get blown highlights when a scene's dynamics are beyond what the sensor can handle, but then you cannot help that without damaging mid and low tones through severe underexposure anyway. A green filter on light-skinned people often shows some undesirable skin texture so I'd experiment and see what your subjects' skin looks like that way. If you're shooting darker-skinned people, a green filter will often give skin textures that are very pleasing and difficult to achieve with no filter or a yellow to orange filter. Experiment ... Film for a Monochrom is cheap! LOL! G eawriter 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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