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eddiemrg

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HOYA Skylight 1B - Something about it?
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:36:31 AM »
Hello everyone!
I found at home on an old Tamron a filter by Hoya - SKYLIGHT 1B. I don't know this model, can anyone tell me it's story?
Isn't it a good filter for digital?

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HOYA Skylight 1B - Something about it?
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:36:31 AM »

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Re: HOYA Skylight 1B - Something about it?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 09:36:30 AM »
Never heard about a Skylight 1B, but if it keeps the same logic as the classic Kodak Wratten code, it would mean it has a stronger effect than the 1A.
For instance, 81 warming filter (light brown) is the lightest, 81A a bit stronger, 81B even stronger and so on.

I would not recommend the use of Skylights, as they'll just add an awful pink colour to your pictures. They are old stuff from the film era, used as UV / warming combination. If you need to protect your lens, use a UV filter or even better a Neutral Protective one.

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Re: HOYA Skylight 1B - Something about it?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 10:30:47 AM »
From a Hoya filter PDF catalogue:

"SKYLIGHT 1B: For outdoor color photography

Reduces excessive bluishness that frequently occurs in outdoor color photography, especially in open shade under a clear, blue sky. The absorption peak is in the range which corresponds to the film's green spectrum. This means outstanding outdoor shots with superb color balance and clarity under all conditions. Also keeps skin tones free of colored reflections from nearby objects such as the shade of trees."

Read what you like into that but it would suggest it's optimised for film not digital.
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Re: HOYA Skylight 1B - Something about it?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 10:34:31 AM »
ok!
Infact It was attached on a film camera and I don't know nothing about it!

Thanks for the suggestions
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Re: HOYA Skylight 1B - Something about it?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 10:34:31 AM »