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DIY: Dark filters for Monochrome long exposureHello! After a break I'm back with Journal entries and this time I think we'll go a bit further than just shooting with things we buy built: we'll build a filter ourselves.DIY: Dark filters for Monochrome long exposure by MarioGuti
Which filter will we build? For what it can be useful?
We'll be making a dark filter with a welding glass (those glasses you put in the welding mask not to get your eyes burnt with all the light coming from welding). These glasses have a green dominant, that's why we should turn them into monochrome (B/W, Sepia, etc) in postprocessing. The best thing is that I got the glass in a hardware shop for only 2 euro!
Personally I've glued a 77mm ring (for my Sigma 10-20, check your lens measures) I had from another filter that got broken. I know these rings are quite uncommon but maybe you can buy a UV filter (on eBay they cost 5 euro) and remove the glass. If not there's one element called Blu-tack which is a bit like chewing gum and maybe you can stick it to the lens (you can remove it easily and
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