Originally Posted by acras13
If you don't mind, horrid in what way? The filter idea is on my radar for fine tuning once I get my PJ and would appreciate your take on it.
Like I said, I don't want to discourage anyone from trying. I just didn't experience what others say they did.
The blacks got slightly better but the whites were noticeably grayer. The colors didn't pop. I actually experienced the opposite. Everything was quite muted. Just gave the image a very dull look. It was basically like watching TV with 3d glasses on but without the 3d.
In a totally blacked out room it might be of benefit. I did try it with all the lights out and didn't like it with that either, but I don't have black walls, floor, and ceiling.
Bottom line for me was the very slight improvement in blacks weren't worth the trade off in overall dimness, muted colors, and overall gloomy look of the image.
To each their own though.
On a positive note, the hoya 72mm filter and metal 67mm-72mm step up ring fit very well without doing anything but applying a small amount of pressure and screwing it in as if it was made to screw in, even though it isn't.