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Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass

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You Pay: $49.95

The Alan-Gordon Enterprises Blue Gaffer's Glass is designed to assist professional lighting designers during setup. The pocket-sized lens is held up to ones eye much like an old magnifying glass, giving users a clearer picture as to where light will be thrown. The glass can also reveal the location of the sun behind clouds. Additionally, the Gaffer's Glass is ideal for revealing the condition of light filaments.

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Alan Gordon EnterprisesBlue Ring Gaffer's Glass
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional quality (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Compact (8)
  • Improves performance (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (11)
    • Independent films (10)
    • Complex projects (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    5.0

    When low-tech is the way to go.

    By Ricntsc

    from Montreal, Qc

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

      Good material, good workmanship and built to last. Does exactly what it was meant to do.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Excellent DP Tool

      By Craig Dobson

      from New York

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

        The Blue Ring in a great lighting aid to any DP. Allowing you to find then sun on cloudy days really helps in lighting for outside.

        Inside you can postion yourself as talent would and see where the light best hits by looking into light sources.

        Excellent tool.!

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        4.0

        The right tool for the right job!

        By Shooter

        from Edmonton, Alberta

        About Me Fulltime DoP

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exteriors

          Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

          I needed a gaffers glass and that it exactly what I got! Incredibly happy with this purchase. It's well made and exactly the right density to judge cloud conditions and focus lights. A must have for any lighting proffesional!

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          • No

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          4.0

          All I needed

          By URUBITS

          from MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

            It's as good as it looks. Perfect accesory.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            very useful and inexpensive

            By Bendicion

            from Madrid, España

            About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

              Since I am using this article has improved measurements of contrast in terms of lighting. A cheap and very useful tool to improve the level of lighting scenes. For me, in the study is difficult to work without it.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great tool! Convenient.

              By Sasiyafras

              from Atlanta, Georgia

              About Me Film Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                I bought a Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass for my film school mentor who does professional lighting and he loves it! The tool is a huge time saver and very convenient to have on set.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Uses magic to see the sun

                By Rob C!

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Director of photography

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                  Not really. But if you gaff on sets or are a one man band DP, this is a must for shooting INTS and especially EXTS! For the price, you can't go wrong. Especially useful when working with big lights that are backed far off from the subject.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best one out there

                  By drechtaber

                  from toronto

                  About Me Cinematographer, Photographer, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • On set

                    Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                    yeah it's tough to see some other things (like clouds) through this HEAVY HEAVY ND filter, but man does it save your eyesight.

                    i'll never use another gaffer glass again.

                    huge eyepiece fits over your entire eye: BONUS!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fantatsic

                    By Wookie

                    from NZ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                      Excellent product I bought 4 so my lighting crew could all have one. They do exactly as they say they will and the large size makes using it a breeze. Only issue is the green colour shift but that is a personal thing and doesn't affect what it does.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best Glass

                      By Chris

                      from Rockaway Park, New York

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                        Using the gaffers glass has worked great in definining and adjusting contrast on those very sunny days when filming outdoors, or inside with lights blasting through windows, its everything I expected it to be.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Professional gaffer's loop

                        By trip

                        from Athens, Greece

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Perfect Size
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't come with a pouch

                        Best Uses

                        • Day Exteriors
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                        Professional gaffer's loop. Till now I had to get by with color contrast viewing loops. But with this one you can look directly at the sun (waiting for that stubborn cloud to clear!) and bulbs, lamps for as long as you want!
                        Would be great if they could include a pouch (as other loops do). The plastic case that comes in stays at home, too big for my pockets or set bag!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By shootfilmordie

                        from Cleveland

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                          The Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass is used for looking towards the sun to check cloud cover, or looking into lights for focusing and checking lenses. I'm really impressed with the Blue Ring. It's larger than I expected and it has a deep set ring that cups over your eye to block out unwanted light. It's also very durable. Every time I pulled it out on the last shoot I worked on, the other crew members wanted to look at it and through it. If this happens to you, make sure you take it off your neck first or it gets awkward!

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Save your eyes.

                          By Danger

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Cinematographer, Gaffer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                            This is an essential tool for the professional Gaffer or Cinematographer. It has a large eye cup and the glass element is a great size for focusing your lamps. The handle is a good length and can be gripped easily. Beefy, but not heavy and very sturdy.

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            For very bright set or outdoor lighting

                            By Hjalmar

                            from Santo Domingo

                            About Me Lighting designer, Lighting director, Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • On stage

                                Comments about Alan Gordon Enterprises Blue Ring Gaffer's Glass:

                                Very well built, is a must have tool for focusing large lighting fixtures or to determine the sun position during outdoors shootings. Because it is a lot darker, is NOT a color contrast viewing filter replacement.

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