- Mar 23, 2015
- Andrew Lossing
I just got a YA2 orange filter which I'm planning on putting on my Ricoh 500G with HP5. I'm finding conflicting advice online as to whether I should change my exposure to compensate for the filter. Since the camera meters inside of the filter rings, common sense tells me it will automatically adjust to the effect of the filter on exposure. I think this orange filter is light enough not to confuse the meter too much. However Ilford recommends I adjust by a stop to compensate for the effect of the filter - by this I assume they mean the difference in tones throughout the image, not the effect on exposure. Anyone have an opinion? Should I shoot at box speed, or adjust ASA down to overexpose somewhat? Will the meter handle the filter alright? I think HP5 is flexible enough that it will handle things without too much trouble, but I'm new to using "real" color filters.