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    What is an FD filter?

    When i bot my camera it came with a set of cheap filters. I have no idea what one of them is for. The only thing that it says on it is FD. The brand name is Digital Vision and and I can't find anything about the company on the net. It has a slight redish brown tint to it. I check B&H to see if they had anything like it and the closet I could find was an FL-D filter. According to the web site an FL-D filter is used when you wish to correct for the greenish tone that appears when shooting daylight film under general purpose fluorescent lighting. Could this be what I have? I have only used it once and it seems to have turned some trees to redish color. Here is an example:

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    Re: What is an FD filter?

    I don't think it's an FL-D filter, which was my first guess when I read the title of this thread. An FL-D is light pink - maybe about the color of pink lemonade. I guess I'm not sure what it is...

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    Re: What is an FD filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by another view
    I don't think it's an FL-D filter, which was my first guess when I read the title of this thread. An FL-D is light pink - maybe about the color of pink lemonade. I guess I'm not sure what it is...

    I will see if I can get a good image of the filter when I get home. Something that will show the color, maybe even take some sample shots to post.
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    "I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view."
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    Re: What is an FD filter?

    Different company...

    http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/pr...p?id=964584347

    FD filter:
    • Corrects color when shooting under fluorescent lighting, avoiding greenish effect.
    • Gives natural color to your images.

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    Re: What is an FD filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chunk
    Different company...

    http://www.digitalfotoclub.com/sc/pr...p?id=964584347

    FD filter:
    • Corrects color when shooting under fluorescent lighting, avoiding greenish effect.
    • Gives natural color to your images.

    Thanks Chunk. That's the same description B&H has listed for the FL-D filter.
    "An FL-D filter is used when you wish to correct for the greenish tone that appears when shooting daylight film under general purpose fluorescent lighting."
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    Re: What is an FD filter?

    What I get from checking several eBay ads, is that they're one and the same.

    FD, FL-D, and one maker even labels it FD-L. All are the 'Fluorescent Light' filters. (Strikingly similar to Freightliner model designations, too - FD, FLD, FLC, etc.)

    Pretty commonly sold as part of a 3 filter set, in which it's paired up with a UV and a Polarizer.
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