I've been shooting my stock of fuji neopan 400 and really liking the look it gives me with a green filter. I've done a lot of my current landscape work this way. I'm wondering what in production film go well with a green filter.
You will have to look at the spectral sensitivity curves for each possible candidate. But in general any panchromatic film would work. I would avoid those with extended red sensitivity. Orthochromatic films have essentially their own built in green filter so advantage there. Unless I am misinterpreting your question I think you are looking for something special that just isn't there.
You will have to look at the spectral sensitivity curves for each possible candidate. But in general any panchromatic film would work. I would avoid those with extended red sensitivity.
I agree with you that you would look at the spectral sensitivity curves.
In chapter XVI The Spectral Sensitivity of Emulsions from...
"Principles of Photographic Reproduction" by Carl W. Miller, Ph.D, A.R.P.S - New York The Macmillan Company - October 1942
Filters are explained as an effort to reproduce luminosity of colored objects as the eye would see it. Since our eyes' sensitive peaks in yellow-green and falls off towards blue and red, a yellow filter is used to reduce the blue and violet where panchromatic film is "more" sensitive than the eye.
"In the case of Type C films, the excess sensitivity to red calls also for substantial deductions in this region of the spectrum if red objects are not to appear too light. When red as well as blue is taken out from white light, the visual sensation produced by the residue is green. This, then, is the reason for the green filters which are so widely used with Type C emulsions."
So an extended red sensitive film would be what the green filter is intended for.
Ilford's SFX-200 seems like a good choice. (Even if it's not exactly Type C panchromatic, it's a good choice of film if you want to experiment with what a Type C panchromatic film acts like).
Interestingly, Ilford doesn't mention using a green filter
I think Ilford probably doesn't mention it because SFX-200 is a special purpose film, and using a green filter effectively turns it into a normal film. (Sort of defeats the purpose)...
But... I think it's the film that a green filter is meant to be used for.
p.s. I always use green filters to accentuate foliage in nature photography. There's plenty of explanations how green filters are meant for portraiture where the subject is male.
seemed to work ok for Marilyn Mansonthe pale white look isn't a good look for a man.
That yellow-green is, as I've recently been reading, the filter to use with "extended red sensitivity" panchromatic film (Type C). So it would be right for Ilford SFX200.
Green filters have often been touted as being useful for male portraiture. In conjunction with a Type C panchromatic film, and Tungsten light, I had an "a-ha" moment when I realized that when I look at how (caucasian) men like to see themselves, contrasted with (caucasian) women, the pale white look isn't a good look for a man. So the green filter is going to give more of a tanned look.
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