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80b filter for use indoor without flash



Is it recommended to use an 80b filter for use indoor.I would like to be able to take pictures without the burden of carrying a flash. Will the picture come out as sharp and colourful as a picture taken with a flash.Thanks


You dont say what your subject matter is going to be , but using a filter in normal tungsten lighting will give you very slow shutter speeds which may be a problem - plus its easier to carry a flash than a big heavy tripod . Personally I'd go for natural daylight near a window , or use a flash but you need to be careful not to give your subjects that "nuked"look and to avoid unsightly shadows. Steve


I woulk like to shoot a black and white photo indoor with tungsten lighting and family pictures will my thanks for your help.


> > I woulk like to shoot a black and white photo indoor with tungsten> lighting and family pictures will my thanks for your help.

Henry , if you're using B&W film you dont need to bother with a colour correction filter!! You will also be able to mix artifical tungsten light with natural daylight[say from a window] without having to really worry about colour casts which makes life much easier and give you more flexibility . Good luck. Steve


I also often find myself taking photos indoors with daylight film, but I don't like using a flash because of the "nuked" look and also because it draws a lot of attention (bad for documentary work).

My question is whether I should use an 80A or 80B, or something altogether different. If you can help me understand the difference I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.



>Andrea, The difference is in the color of the filters. Many factors come in to play: color temperature of the lights, the film that you are using, and the effect that you want to achieve. Even with a color meter you need a baseline to work from and that requires testing your film and then making determinations as to how you want to adjust the color under the lights that you will be shooting with. There are many color correction filters available in addition to the two that you mentioned.



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If using daylight film indoors using tungsten lighting 3200 K use 80A + 2 stops, if using tungsten photo l&s 3400 K use 80B + 1 2/3 stops unless using a built-in meter then exposure correction is not necessary.

You may want to obtain a copy of Kodak Professional Reference Dataguide for color correction etc.

Good Luck