The DIY Camera Dolly & Rode Wireless Go 3D printable mic protector were a hit! And I wanted to share another film related break down from a recent shoot.

Dream-like camera lens filters!

I had a shoot that required a dream look and rather than “fake it in post,” I picked up some lens filters to bend the light in a better way.

I captured these images for my own tests, but I couldn’t find another comparison online that showed the differences side by side, so here they are.

For this test, I used a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K shooting at ProRes 4K f5.6 with a 24-70mm Canon and an 11-16mm Tokina. These are stills from the video.

24-70mm NoFilter
24-70mm NoFilter
24-70mm 1/4 Tiffen24-70mm Subtle Dream
(L) Tiffen 1/4 Black Pro Mist vs (R) Prism FX Subtle Dream
24-70mm Subtle Dream24-70mm 1/2 Tiffen
(L) Prism FX Subtle Dream vs (R) Tiffen 1/2 Black Pro Mist
24-70mm 1/2 Tiffen24-70mm Full Dream
(L) Tiffen 1/2 Black Pro Mist vs (R) Prism FX Full Dream
24-70mm Full Dream24-70mm 1 Tiffen
(L) Prism FX Full Dream vs (R) Full Tiffen 1 Black Pro Mist

Next on to a wider lens:

11-16mm No Filter
11-16mm No Filter
11-16mm 1/4 Tiffen11-16mm Subtle Dream
(L) Tiffen 1/4 Black Pro Mist vs (R) Prism FX Subtle Dream
11-16mm Subtle Dream11-16mm 1/2 Tiffen
(L) Prism FX Subtle Dream vs (R) Tiffen 1/2 Black Pro Mist
11-16mm 1/2 Tiffen11-16mm Full Dream
(L) Tiffen 1/2 Black Pro Mist vs (R) Prism FX Full Dream
11-16mm Full Dream11-16mm 1 Tiffen
(L) Prism FX Full Dream vs (R) Full Tiffen 1 Black Pro Mist

You can download and color grade these yourself, but the differences are visibly noticeable when comparing. I wrote this post for others who are interested. I picked up a set of the dream filters for about $160. The Tiffen Pro Mist filters are about $120 a piece, and worth every penny, in my opinion. There is a harsh difference between the Pro Mist Filters and the Prism FX dream filters when looking at that small LED light on the table. I’m sure I’ll use the dream filters again, but if you’re on the fence about which one to purchase, maybe this comparison will help you decide. Comment below if you have questions.


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