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Ray-Ban Filters

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Out doing some exploring this weekend I was taking pictures of a small town I came across. Taking pictures into the sun I got the idea to shoot through my sunglasses to cut down on the glare. I know, I'm not the first person to do that. However, shooting through a pair of green tinted Ray-Ban Aviators gave my photos a more interesting look (that I also notice wearing the sunglasses). It was awkward trying to hold my camera and sunglasses at the same time though, and keep the frames out of the photo.

I'm going to preemptively rebut the first five annos here: this isn't an idea for a ND filter. Those exist, and I forgot to bring mine. It's an idea to take the exact lens glass and coating used by Ray-Ban and turn it into a ND filter. Polarizing filters are also good to have on hand, but this particular lens isn't polarizing. RB could introduce a line of overpriced camera filters representing each of their most popular sunglass lenses. Also, before anyone comments about just adding this effect digitally, filters are easier and give better results.

I linked to a comparison photo of the unaugmented shot and shot through my sunglasses. It's not a particularly good photo, but I think it shows the difference well. RB filter is on the bottom.

DIYMatt, Jul 08 2012

Comparison http://www.flickr.c...0478/in/photostream
Bonus points if you can tell me where this was taken. [DIYMatt, Jul 08 2012]

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       // RB could introduce a line of overpriced camera filters representing each of their most popular sunglass lenses //   

       Sp. "Bausch & Lomb could introduce a line of overpriced camera filters ... "
8th of 7, Jul 08 2012
  

       With the rise of digital photography (allegedly - personally I rely on a watercolour artist), would there not be an app for this?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 08 2012
  

       I never use him for my court appearances, nor do I consent to be photographed there. I have always argued that the wig is outdated and ridiculous.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 08 2012
  

       //I have always argued that the wig is outdated and ridiculous.//   

       Sorry to have to tell you, [Max] but it doesn't make you look young and virile, either.   

       In fact, I'm surprised they let you wear one in the dock. Burquas have been banned for a while, so I should think wigs would get the same treatment from the beak... unless you're bribing him each time you appear?
UnaBubba, Jul 09 2012
  

       You seem a little confused, [Ubie]. Or perhaps it's customary for judges to appear in the dock in your land. Or perhaps you are confusing me with Sturton - he acted as a judge for several years, but was then caught.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 09 2012
  

       //With the rise of digital photography (allegedly - personally I rely on a watercolour artist), would there not be an app for this?// No. It is not possible, in general, to apply a post hoc transformation to a digital image to match the effect of a light filter applied before the image is captured. Except in trivial cases, such as a true neutral grey filter, the processes are not isomorphic.
spidermother, Jul 10 2012
  

       RayBans on the watercolor artist?
lurch, Jul 10 2012
  

       RayBans on each guest in the Long Gallery? Chromatically selective paint filter on the brush?
spidermother, Jul 10 2012
  

       Not so much confused as we are tired of being saddled with also-ran British judges who have moved to Australia "for the sunshine", and who all seem to be involved in international child pornography rings.   

       Perhaps "sunshine" is a British euphemism for child pornography, as the word has no practical application in Britain?
UnaBubba, Jul 11 2012
  
      
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