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Kodak 3 x 3" #2A Pale Yellow Optical Wratten 2 Filter

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Kodak 3 x 3" #2A Pale Yellow Optical Wratten 2 Filter is an industry-standard filter that just got better. With the same spectral response and color as current Wratten Gelatin Filters, Kodak Wratten 2 Optical Filters offer several improvements.

The #2A absorbs ultraviolet radiation. This weak yellow filter is used to control minimal contrast in black and white photography. Should more contrast be desired, try a higher grade filter such as 2B, 9, 12 or 15.

Wratten 2 Improvements

More rigid/durable
Easier to handle
Color consistent today, and 6 months from now as well
Wratten 2 Optical Filters are less sensitive to humidity, less prone to static cling
Fingerprint removal is also easier
Type Wratten 2
Size 3 x 3" (75 x 75mm)
Grade 2A
Filter Factor 2 (+1 stop)
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Contrast control, enhanced skin tones, tonal corrections and more dramatic landscapes; noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films
Application Controlling contrast in black and white photography
Color Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
Construction Gel
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable

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Kodak3 x 3" #2A Pale Yellow Optical Wratten 2 Filter
 
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5.0

Cuts purple fringing on Olympus bodies

By ginsbu

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        Comments about Kodak 3 x 3" #2A Pale Yellow Optical Wratten 2 Filter:

        I'm using this to reduce purple fringing with the Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens on the Olympus E-M5. I cut a small bit of the filter and adhered it over the rear element with double-sided tape. I've been using this solution since early May without any problems. It virtually eliminates purple fringing often seen in the image corners with this body-lens combination.

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        5.0

        Own an OM-D & Panasonic 7-14? Buy this!

        By Rick the Photographer

        from West Haven, CT

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        • Great Picture Quality

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        • Hard To Work With

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        • Interiors
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Kodak 3 x 3" #2A Pale Yellow Optical Wratten 2 Filter:

        Given that these filters were originally intended for B&W film photography, we should be very thankful that they're still available.My use for the product is VERY specific: I have two Olympus OM-D E-M5 cameras, and also use the excellent Panasonic 7-14mm lens for my wide angle shooting. Unfortunately, the glass that Olympus uses in front of the sensor on the OM-D doesn't filter as much UV as Panasonic's. This causes fairly typical wide-angle flare to take on a very noticeable purple hue, and also causes noticeable purple reflections of bright light sources (such as bright windows in interior shots). I've had numerous shots ruined by these issues, and while I have learned to minimize and work around them, that leads to a less-than-ideal shooting experience.Thanks to some diligent work by a forum member at DPReview (Anders W), a solution was found: swap out the plastic ring on the back of the 7-14 for the similar piece from the Panasonic 8mm fisheye lens (which has an integrated filter holder - you can get the part from Panasonic) and use the Wratten 2A filter to knock out a tiny bit of purple in the visible spectrum. The result is not having to worry about purple flare or blobs in my photos any more, and very little downside for the type of photos you're likely to shoot with a wide angle lens.

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