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    Light Filters

    What brand model # etc. filter do you use on your camera? Or do you do light adjustment to the image file?

    My older Canon doesnít take raw format pictures unfortunately.

    I have a tiffen 58mm 8 yellow 2 filter but i think its a little too yellow.


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    Depends on what you're taking pictures of. You truly need a different filter for every situation. Think of a camera filter as a wrench. It's built to tweek an exact situation, and if you don't use the correctly sized wrench, then you don't get the results that you want. The biggest indicator of the size of wrench that you should use is the level of blues in the tank that you're trying to photograph.
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    Light Filters

    Ok let me be more specific. I have 2 frag tanks. Both run either all black box leds or black box leds and ati blue+ t5ís. Both systems run at 100% blue which is mostly a combo of 440nm and 460nm leds.

    I was trying to take pictures of a large wild aussie strawberry like acro in my system that has the led t5 combo (2x300w mars aqua and 2x54w ati blue +.

    With my tiffen filter under the blue light, the white flesh of the acro was actually showing up as flourescent yellow. While REALLY cool looking its not an accurate representation.



    Here it is under full spectrum - blues off..



    So was just curious what, if any lense colors others used on dslr to get a more realistic photo when blue leds are on.


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    At that point, why not just leave your t5s as they are, and adjust the leds until the picture represents what you see with your eye?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    At that point, why not just leave your t5s as they are, and adjust the leds until the picture represents what you see with your eye?
    To much blue even with just the t5ís.

    Iím just curious if anyone else uses a filter and if so hoping they will provide the filter info.


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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    To much blue even with just the t5ís.

    Iím just curious if anyone else uses a filter and if so hoping they will provide the filter info.


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    This Steve:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MN...op_mb_pd_title

    I mainly use the orange filter.

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    I've got a tiffen 54b orange filter around here somewhere that does a passable job, but I've found Lightroom is way better for correcting white balance.

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    I lied, Tiffen 84b

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon99 View Post
    I've got a tiffen 54b orange filter around here somewhere that does a passable job, but I've found Lightroom is way better for correcting white balance.
    Guess I need to mention that too. I use Lightroom as well for white balance though I use the orange filter to get me in the ballpark at least so corrections are usually minimal.

    I also shoot in RAW and set my camera for the warmest Kelvin setting possible... Which mine only has presets so I use the Shade preset.

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    No filter, no processing


    84b Tiffen filter, no processing

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