Heliopan 46mm #8 Medium Yellow Filter

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Heliopan 46mm #8 Medium Yellow Filter

Heliopan 46mm #8 Medium Yellow Filter Filter Effect

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  • #8 Filter for Enhanced B&W Contrast
  • 2.5-3x Filter Factor, +1.3-1.5 Stops
  • 46mm Front Filter Threads
  • Front and Rear Coating
  • Schott Glass Construction
  • Brass Filter Ring
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The Heliopan 46mm #8 Medium Yellow Filter is a basic contrast filter, primarily for use with black and white film, that slightly darkens skies, helps to cut through haze, and improves overall contrast. It is the most common contrast filter for black and white photography, producing an accurate tonal range and compensating for the blue sensitivity of panchromatic film. There is a 2.5-3x filter factor with this filter, requiring an increase of 1.3 to 1.5 stops for normal exposure.

The front and rear surfaces of the filter both feature a single anti-reflection coating. Each coating helps to increase light transmission by reducing reflections, scattered light, and ghosting. Additionally, they offer protection to the filter substrate while helping to keep the glass clean for longer than uncoated glass.

This Heliopan filter is constructed from Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. It features a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Medium yellow contrast filter for black and white film subtly darkens skies, cuts through haze, and gives greater contrast overall.
Produces accurate tones in order to compensate for panchromatic film's blue sensitivity.
Single coatings on both the front and rear offer protection to the glass and help to improve light transmission and image quality.
Constructed from Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Dual threading with 46mm front filter threads permits combining with other filters.
Type Medium yellow
Size 46 mm
Grade #8
Filter Factor 2.5-3x (1.3-1.5 stops)
Coating Yes, single coating
Effect Subtly darkens skies, slight increase in overall contrast
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 46 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 46 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.3 x 2.8 x 0.5"
Heliopan 46mm #8 Medium Yellow Filter
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    Excellent Quality

    By Denver Photographer

    from Denver, CO

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    • Durable
    • Great Picture Quality


      Best Uses

      • Black And White Photos

      Comments about Heliopan 46mm #8 Medium Yellow Filter:

      If you're going to use a filter, this is the brand to get. Excellent build quality and Schott glass. If you spent a lot of money on a quality lens, spend a little more on a quality filter.

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