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I have access to a 58mm Schneider and was wondering if you need to use the center filter? Is the fall off of light really noticable? If I do, I think I can rent one so that won't be a problem. Thanks, Cal.
-- Cal Eng (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 24, 2001
If you intend to shoot full frame 4x5 and include expanses of uniform tone in your pictures then the Centre-grad is certainly essential with the 58mm SA-XL
On 6x9 you can get away without one so long as your displacements or swings & tilts are not extreme. And 6x12 without one is touch & go.
At the end of the day if you care enough about image quality to use kit like this then don't compromise on the last link in the chain.
-- Walter Glover (email@example.com), July 24, 2001.