Is A Dangerous Thing.”
And it can make or break your photographs.
I have no excuse. For years I worked off and on for professional finishing labs as well as a private One Hour Photo Lab that I operated for years, I did not own it. Along with photo finishing I sold cameras & had knowledge of their operation, went to workshops, etc. I used to care about aperture, film speed, now I switch my Pentax K200D to auto on everything I can.
I chose this body because I had a Pentax 35mm with a couple of lenses & I could interchange on this digital camera body which is what I have been doing for over 10 years. I absolutely need to upgrade but know when I do, another better digital camera will come out even cheaper.
One of my shortcomings is that I don’t always think things through or verify information that I have before I do things. Knowing quite a bit about cameras and their accessories gave me a false sense of security that I “knew it all.” When I found a “softener” filter in my lens size I got all excited & purchased it. It didn’t occur to me to ask why it had (B) on it.
Come to find out that B is a stronger softener than the A that was not available at the time. Had I questioned the proprietor I would have been told that this filter has a stronger softening effect than A and asked them to order it for me since that was my intent. I wished just the slightest hint of softening. Instead I ended up with almost a “fog” effect which I intend trying at a later date in a cemetery or especially with lights like at Christmas.
Needless to say I used it a few times and was not happy with it.
Sharing the results of the Hoya 49mm softener B results. I promise to do another post later when use it again with specific results in mind. I had no idea what the effects would actually be until this trial shoot at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan and my yard.