I had my mini triathlon this Saturday! Hike, Bike, and Swim. Biked from Schladming up to Ramsau then up to the Rittisberg mountain for lunch then around the Ramsau plateau. Finally finished it off with a swim in the natural swimming pool at Kielhuberhof.
While on Sunday morning I’d bike once again down the river to the flea market. Expecting secondhand vinyl surprises awaiting me, But I was to find other interesting treasures.
Photo Filter Bonanza
Got these mental photo filters at the flea market this morning. They are all 62mm so I use an adapter ring to reduce it to 58mm for my Fujifilm X-E3 camera with the 55mm ƒ1.2 lens and of course, made some images for you to show off on the blog. The entire selection of filters including a leather case, close up filter, circular polariser put me back a grand total of 5 euro!
So its time to unanchor the imagination …
A selection of parallel prism
- B&W Soft Spot Filter
- B&W 3x Multi-Image Prism Parallel
- B+W 6x Multi-Image Prism Color
- B+W 6x Parallel Prism
B&W Soft spot filter
The Softspot attachment consists of a clear circular opening in the center, surrounded by a structured surface that “coats” the outer portions of the image with a whitening unsharp softness in a vignette-like fashion: the center of the image is clearly emphasized and surrounded by a wide frame. At large apertures (small f-stop number), the transition from sharpness to whitened unsharpness is very gradual, whereas it is almost abrupt when the lens is stopped down. It is advisable to use the preview lever on cameras (that are equipped with one) to determine the optimal aperture for this effect prior to the exposure.
The B&W 3x Prism Parallel filter consists of three plane prisms of equal width. This produces two parallel repetitions of the main image. The orientation of the three images can be controlled by turning the rotating mount.
B+W 6x Multi-Image Prism In this prism attachment, the central plano-parallel section is surrounded by five wedges, so that the final picture will consist of a central image repeated five times around the perimeter, a total of six images with softly merging edges. Like the other attachments, this one should be used on a lens of approximately normal focal length. It can also be rotated.
One half of this attachment is a plano-parallel plate through which the image will be recorded quite normally. The other half consists of five parallel wedges of equal widths whose angle of inclination of the front surface increases from the center towards the outside, thus repeating the main image five times in parallel, with gently merging contours. This attachment can also be rotated.
So that’s it fun and frolics with filters – who needs photoshop with these filters!