Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_globular_clusters.thumb.jpg.b518052b915c2cf31f5f12e33ce0e9d2.jpg

PeterCPC

Hoya Red Enhancer / Intensifier RA54 77mm Filter

Recommended Posts

Has anyone any experience of using one of these filters for widefield imaging? I don't want to lay out about £90 unless there are real benefits. I was considering it for my Samyang 135mm lens. I tried using a UHC-E filter for a recent capture of the Veil area but the results were far too red. Any pointers would be appreciated.

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about a Rollei Astroklar Light Pollution Round Filter?

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Peter, 

I have used the hoya red enhancer with a older takumar 135mm lens & dslr. 

I live in a very light polluted area, where a 30 second exposure is basically orange.

It certainly allowed me to increase my exposure time, and the colour balance was much better, a nicer colder, more toward blue. 

I would say it introduced a slightly red tinge, but certainly easier to compensate for in photoshop than orange mush. 

I was pleased with it for what I paid, but it was much less than £90 (smaller filter), your mileage may vary!

My dslr is not modified either, i couldn't be sure how that would effect images with this filter. 

Hope this helps

Chris

Edited by Space_Plane
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that Chris. I think that I have decided to shoot without a filter and see if I can process out any light pollution.

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would second Chris’s experience

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.