Good where a tint of color is needed. Excellent for natural skin tones. (Trans.= 78%, -0.4s).
Rosco's premier range of filters, Roscolux, is manufactured in a unique technology to insure the longest possible life under hot theatrical lights. Three discrete layers are combined in a tri-extrusion process. By sealing the colored layer between two microscopically thin layers of clear film, dye migration is minimized and effective life is extended. Roscolux (sold under the trade name "Supergel" overseas) is currently the most widely used filter range in the world.
Roscolux is comprised of two types of plastic. More than 65% of the line is made from co-extruded polycarbonate plastic. The remainder of the line is deep dyed polyester.
Ordinary color filter is manufactured by surface coating clear polyester plastic film. In essence, the color is painted onto the surface. This means that heat and physical abrasion can easily remove the dye, resulting in quick fading and scratching.
Available in sheets of 20in. x 24in. (50cm x 61cm) or rolls of 24in. x 25ft. (61cm x 7.62m). If you require rolls of larger dimensions the Cinelux line of filters is available in rolls of 48in. x 25ft. (122cm x 7.62m).
Reviewed by 3 customers
I used this on a flash to take a picture of relatives, and it was way too much color. Not sure when this is used, but much better is a filter color (geletin) called CTO. It comes in quarter, half, and full CTO (the O stands for orange). Much better to use that than this.
This is an essential tool if your are using flash or lighting indoors. Read all the advice of the pros, and you'll see this mentioned over and over. It's cheap. Be prepared. Try it with your flash for skin tones.
This simple sheet of gel is one of my most-used tools. It adds a certain warmth to photos, especially skin tones, without being overbearing. I use it not only for studio strobes, but also on my Nikon and Canon flashes. With just a small bit of Scotch tape and a cutting to fit, it is even used on my Canon A650.