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Rosco Cinegel #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24" Sheet

B&H # RO3442S Mfr # RS344211
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Cinegel filters are meticulously manufactured on a heat-resistant base polymer utilizing a patented deep-dyed technology for heat stability and superior color transmission.

On-line computerized colorimetry continuously monitors color and density against strict standards, thus assuring a reliable and consistent product.

STRAW RoscoStraw Daylight Conversion filters are a series of yellowish amber filters that lower color temperature as needed. Offered as a yellower version of the traditional CTO series and is calibrated to the same color correction and transmission properties.

Color 1/2 Straw (1/2 CTS)
Size 20" x 24" (51x61cm) Sheet
Transmission 73%, -0.5s
Mired Shift +81
Application A yellower (or less red) version of 1/2 CTO. Converts 5500°K daylight to 3800°K. Deep-dyed base.

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Rosco#3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24"
 
4.9

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (18)
  • Long-lasting (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (19)
    • Low light (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (11)
    • General purpose (6)
    • Night time (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (6)
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    5.0

    It works!

    By Fishmonger

    from New York City

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Special Events

      Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

      What else can I say? It works!

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      5.0

      Great for outdoor portraits

      By Martin

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Low Light
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

        I use a strip of this filter mounted on my flash units for outdoor portraits in the SF Bay Area. The intensity is just right for balancing the blue hues cast onto the model by the morning sky.

        Does not lose much color value even after full flash.

        It is too orange in comparison to daylight, i.e. too orange to be used on sunlit objects. For that, I use Rosco Cinegel #3443 Filter - 1/4 Straw CTS.

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        5.0

        Great little kick of warmth!

        By Micah G Robinson

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Special Events

          Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

          If you're tired of your kicker or bounced lights having a white/blue tint; this is your answer. Love the color :)

          I just cut out the width I need and made it about 7" long, got some wide rubber bands from Staples and they hold my gels on my speedlights securely.

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          5.0

          Works Like a Filter Should

          By carl

          from washington, dc

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

            Does the job of balancing flash color against tungsten light source. Simple but competent. Nothing exotic, but will certainly ease your post-processing duties.

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            5.0

            Innexpensive and effective

            By Mr Hound

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Color Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                Being new to photography I didn't realize how the flash from a speedlight would affect white balance. Did a quick check and found out about using this to gel the flash. Works great! This particular color warms up my flash to give more flattering skin tones and matches tungsten lightbulbs perfectly. The sheet is way more material than I needed, but since DIY gels are probably not going to last long I'm glad I've got a deep supply. Don't forget some velcro to attach this to your flash!

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                5.0

                Great product

                By RobS

                from Indio, ca

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Low Light
                • Night Time
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits
                • Special Events

                Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                I covered up my canon flashes with this filter to balance tungsten light at a wedding reception and it did a great job. It comes in a big role and its easy to cut into the shape needed. Now I'm eager to try different colored filters from Rosco. Great product!

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                5.0

                Awesome

                By HOAM

                from Milford, ct

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                  my favorite gel

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                  5.0

                  Photo Gel

                  By Dave

                  from Florida

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                    I shoot indoor events and parties and use this gel over my 580EX II flash in tungsten light. It works very well and produces excellent results.

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                    5.0

                    plays well with plus green

                    By ginsbu

                    from NYC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                    • Huge

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                    Trying to match flash output to warm CFLs is a pain, needing a combination of warming and plus green gels. I didn't like the results I was getting with CTOs: skin tones were too orange and trying to correct for that caused other problems. CTS passes more green than CTO, making for less orange skin tones and more effective compensation for the fluorescent green spike.

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                    5.0

                    Works Great!

                    By Tim Carlson

                    from Ann Arbor, MI

                    About Me Casual Photographer

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                          Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                          Huge sheet of the gel, will last me for a long time.

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                          5.0

                          Color balance your flash gun

                          By NicoR

                          from Montreal,Qc

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Indoors
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                            By adding a piece over your flash gun, you can easily match the tungsten light color and avoid blue shade on your photo. when you use your flash as a fill light under tungsten lightning it is something that you need...

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                            5.0

                            Works as expected

                            By BC Big Guy

                            from North Vancouver, BC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                            • NONE

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                            I am using this with speedlights under incandescent lights, greatly improves the skin tones.

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                            5.0

                            more accurate then cto

                            By Naftoli

                            from ny

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                            i now use this instead of cto to balance tungsten light

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                            5.0

                            Exactly what I needed

                            By Bill

                            from Texas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light

                              Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                              Perfect for warming light from flash or, when doubling the gel, balancing white balance of flash to ambient tungsten light when shooting indoors.

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                              5.0

                              It's a gel.

                              By photoleif

                              from boulder, co

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate color
                              • Cut to size

                              Cons

                              • Fragile
                              • Large

                              Best Uses

                              • Color-balancing

                              Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                              Not much to say here except, it's a Rosco gel. There's a reason Rosco is THE name in this realm. 20x24 is enough for a long, long time if you use speedlights.

                              I use this for color-balancing with small hotshoe-mountable flashes (e.g. 580 EX II), but its large size permits placing it in front of studio flashes with gel frames.

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                              4.0

                              Gel Your Flash

                              By Your Photo Opp

                              from Wood Dale, IL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • NONE

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Low Light
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                                Simply cut a piece to the shape of your flash and use two small pieces of gaff tape to hold it in position. This was used during a reception for a 50th wedding anniversary and at first I thought it was a waste because the display was showing everything was underexposed but in reality it was tack on. After some VERY minor PP to the images it appeared as if the flash was not used since the 1/2 CTS balanced the flash to the same temp as the room.

                                The roll is large enough to last for may years.

                                The only issue to be aware of is to compensate your flash output since you will loose about a 1/3-2/3 stop. This is not a negative just something to be aware of since after all you are defusing the flash.

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                                4.0

                                Would buy again

                                By Don

                                from Upstate SC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                                    great alternative to full CTO for shooting tungsten indoors

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                                    5.0

                                    Just as Described

                                    By bbooher

                                    from Frederick, MD

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                                      I purchased this based on the recommendations of others. I'm currently using it with a Hasselblad 503cx D Flash 40 and Fuji 400 speed film. I also purchased the full straw CTS.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent, affordable filter

                                      By MidwestPhotoDiva

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light
                                        • Special Events

                                        Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                                        I use this filter to color balance my speedlights during weddings so that they better match the warm, tungsten lights. They work just as I hoped. Also, the roll is so large I won't need a new one for many years.

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                                        5.0

                                        Good addition for color correction

                                        By ericm1461

                                        from Dublin, Ca

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Color Value
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Low Light
                                          • Night Time
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Special Events

                                          Comments about Rosco #3442 Filter - 1/2 Straw CTS - 20x24":

                                          A great add to the standard correction gels. A bit less orange that CTO

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