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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This set of filters are amazing and a ‘must have’ in your filter armoury
If you have ever viewed the work of JACK CARDIFF - the British genius cinematographer who filmed such notables as Marlene Dietrich; Marylyn Monroe; and Audrey Hepburn - and changed cinematography forever - and you wonder how he achieved the ‘vividness’ of colour (watch ‘The red shoes’; ‘My Fair Lady’; or ‘Breakfast at...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The discription isa lie!
These filters are NOT made from glass! They are PLASTIC! Considering the price, they look okay, but I think they will scratch very easily.......time will tell.
Published 6 months ago by Rodders


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This set of filters are amazing and a ‘must have’ in your filter armoury, 1 Aug 2014
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If you have ever viewed the work of JACK CARDIFF - the British genius cinematographer who filmed such notables as Marlene Dietrich; Marylyn Monroe; and Audrey Hepburn - and changed cinematography forever - and you wonder how he achieved the ‘vividness’ of colour (watch ‘The red shoes’; ‘My Fair Lady’; or ‘Breakfast at Tiffanies’), well – with THIS fabulous collection of six GRADATION FILTERS – a word that here means a colour filter that GRADUALLY FADES FROM THE COLOUR at the EDGE of the filter down to CLEAR at the half way point of the filter - you will be able to apply his secret of ‘colour space’ and ‘colour harmony’ to create truly STUNNING photos.

The filters are used by screwing the filter mount onto the front of your camera lens and then rotating the filter to place the selected colour gradation where you want it, so as to create the effect that you seek. You can also add other colour filters and ‘blend’ them to create some spectacular imagery.

As a ‘rule of thumb’:

- BLUE filters absorb (remove) GREEN and RED light
- YELLOW filters absorb BLUE light
- GREEN filters absorb BLUE and RED light
- MAGENTA (purple) filters absorb GREEN light
- CYAN (turquoise) filters absorb RED light

The set comprises:

- A NEUTRAL DENSITY (grey) filter to bring out clouds.

- A YELLOW filter to enhance greenery and for shooting on ‘INDOOR’ FILM when shooting OUTDOORS.

- A GREEN filter to create ‘Tuscany coloured’ (continental) skies, which can also be pressed into service on monochrome (black and white) panchromatic (sees all colours) film to enhance contrast.

- An ORANGE filter to enhance skin-tones and capture truly stunning sunsets when shooting outdoors – which can also be pressed into service to bring ‘warmth’ to the pallid skin tones of ELDERLY people whilst allowing younger members in the frame to be left ‘unfiltered’ (set the filtration to the right or left side of the frame and then compose your people accordingly).

- A RED filter for enhancing fireworks; firelight; bonfires; and candle-lit scenes, which can also be pressed into service on monochrome panchromatic film to enhance contrast.

- A PURPLE filter to add drama to your colour photos; enhance reds and oranges; and bring contrast to skies on monochrome panchromatic film.

Filter COLOURS work INDEPENDANTLY of each other so they can also be pressed into service to add TINT to a photo so as to change the OVERALL COLOUR SPACE to create a certain MOOD - so EXPERIMENTATION is the way forward to bring your own ‘colour space expression’ by MIXING the filter colours and experimenting with the colour palettes of the COSTUMES and SETS just as Jack Cardiff did back in the nineteen forties

ASIDE: Purchase The boxed set of Powell and Pressburger DVD’s and check out the differing moods of ‘The Red Shoes’ (now fully restored by Martin Scorsese and available on BluRay); ‘Black Narcissus’; and ‘Tales of Hoffman’ (beautifully sung in English and featuring the extraordinary balletic talents of Moira Shearer) – all done by changing the COLOUR SPACE.

From harsh swashbuckling blues to soft romantic oranges and purples – armed with this ‘must have’ kit there is PLENTY of scope for you to get SERIOUSLY creative dear reader.

If you are entering the world of photography or cinematography and you aspire to be like JACK CARDIFF, then two publications that will really ‘bring on’ your photography are:

‘The working camera – the world’s first pop-up guide to photography’ by Professor John Hedgecowe and the celebrated pop-up artist Ron Van Der Meer. ISBN 0 – 207 – 15340 – X (available from Amazon)

There isn’t a BETTER guide to taking photographs ANYWHERE! Here, through imaginative amazing FULLY-ANIMATED pop-ups of STUDIOS and much much more, you will learn pretty much EVERYTHING you need to know about taking STUNNING pictures with vibrancy and attitude.

The second 'must read' publication is ‘Cinematography theory and practice’ by Blain Brown, ISBN 978 – 0 – 240 – 81209 – 0 (available from Amazon)

Here you will find pretty much EVERYTHING you could wish to know about cinematography in one handy volume – and it comes with a great DVD that shows you HOW TO DO IT – covering everything from composition to lighting. It doesn’t get any better!

Have FUN and happy shooting!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars graduated colour filter set, 4 Nov 2013
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I have had so much fun with these filters. They are glass unlike other reviews that say not! I would recommend them.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab, 6 Feb 2013
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I got these as a present for my stepdad and he thinks they're fab, fantastic value for money also. Very pleased.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it is brilliant, 16 Oct 2013
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all filters have unique colours and they add life to pics. it has unique substance and it's amazing. nobody recommended this to me but after browsing google & amazon found the match. Thanks
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 27 Sep 2013
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I'm very pleased with these. I'm a complete amateur so I can't comment on whether or not someone with a lot of skill and knowledge would make use of them but I really like the effects they give, especially when you stack them. Would definitely recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars filter kit, 2 April 2013
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Great price and works very well. Its good for a first timer at photography. Small and fits in your bag
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For fun, 11 Sep 2013
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I`ve had gradutaed filters before and played about with them with some interesting pics,,,,,,,,use 2 together for even better pics and different effects,not essential, but well worth having to play and get creative.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality vs cost - high vs low!, 1 May 2013
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For the money these are good and fun to experiment with. For the money, even if they only get used occasionally, you can't really go wrong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 13 Jan 2014
This review is from: 58mm Graduated Color Filter Kit Set for Canon EOS70D 60D 700D 650D 1100D 1000D 600D 50D 550D 1DX 5D Mark 5D2 5D3 6D 7D 70D 60D 700D 650D 1100D 1000D 600D 50D 550D 500D 40D 30D 350D 400D 450D 30D 10D LF140 (Camera)
Brilliant product, even came in a handy carry case which was a bonus. Very quick delivery. Excellent for the price, would definitely recommend!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good starter filters, 2 Sep 2013
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Good first time filters, though they are basic fine for trying out and getting used to learning how to use filters
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