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Kodak used to make gelatin filters that were paper thin. Not sure if they still make them. Vignetting is probably an issue of size/diameter of the filter, though. Consider rectangular filter systems from Lee, HiTech or others. I personally don't use these filters anymore and dial the correction in photo editing application.


May I suggest two alternatives (pick one): Go with 100 mm square filter system. The major drawback is the up front cost, as well as limited practical interoperability with a collection of round screw-in filters you already own (they can work together, but certain combinations are tricky or downright tedious to work with). The benefit is that you have a ...


The vignette you are experiencing is due to the diameter of the filter and its rim. Your wide-angle lens is blocked it the edges by fact that the filters you are using are too small. You need to purchase larger diameter filters. As to filter thickness: The key to filter quality is the parallelism of the filter. Filters need to be optically flat and large ...


Use the Punched Paper Technology: The hole should be placed close to the lens so its image becomes blurred, creating the vignette effect. Different lens and apertures might need different placement. Of course the color depends on our diaphragm color and lighting.


Spread a thin layer of Vaseline/petroleum jelly around the edges of the lens. Smooth it to as uniform a thickness as possible. Shine a bright light directly at the camera from just out of the field of view. Adjust the distance/brightness/angle of the light until you have the amount of the effect you want. If you're concerned about having to clean the lens ...


The traditional method would be to vignette the enlarger during printing. Since dark becomes light in that process, the result is a white border in the print. You can adjust the hardness or softness of this border by varying distance (or by moving it during the process, as one might for dodging). An article on this from Shutterbug mentions creating dark ...

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