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Tiffen Filter Wheel 1 Combination Color Conversion 85 /Neutral Density 0.6 Glass Filter

B&H # TI85N.6FW1 Mfr # FW185N6
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Product Highlights
  • Converts Tungsten to Daylight
  • Allows Use of Fast Film in Bright Light

The Tiffen Filter Wheel 1 Combination Color Conversion 85 /Neutral Density 0.6 Glass Filter will produce natural colors when shooting with tungsten film outdoors. Using tungsten film in daylight will produce a bluish cast in the photograph.

Neutral Density filters have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. ND filters appear grey and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. They have no effect on color balance.

The Tiffen 85 series will produce natural colors when shooting with tungsten film outdoors.

What do you do when you must take some photos outdoors and all you have left is tungsten film? Using tungsten film in daylight will produce a bluish cast in the photograph. The 85 series of filters will "bring back", i.e. color balance the tones in your images. These yellow filters are used to correct differences in color temperature between the recording medium (film/video) and the light source.

85 Series Conversion Chart

An 85 decreases the color temperature from 5500-3400° Kelvin
An 85A decreases the color temperature from 5500-3100° Kelvin
An 85B decreases the color temperature from 5500-3200° Kelvin
An 85C decreases the color temperature from 5500-3800° Kelvin

Neutral Density filters have four main uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

Neutral Density Factors

ND.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop, reduces ISO 1/2)
ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO 1/4)
ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)
ND 1.2 (exposure adjustment = 4 stops, reduces ISO 1/16)
ND 1.5 (exposure adjustment - 5 stops, reduces ISO 1/32)
Type Combination Color Conversion 85/Neutral Density (ND) Filter
Size 1
Grade 0.6
Filter Factor
  • 85 = 1.8 (+2/3 stop)
  • ND = 2-stop (Reduces ISO 1/4)
  • Multi-Coated Not Applicable
    Rotating Not Applicable
    Effect Combines an 85 with a Neutral Density 0.6 filter
    Application When using high-speed tungsten film outdoors in bright light
    Color Temperature
  • 85 decreases the color temperature from 5500-3400° Kelvin
  • ND has no effect on color balance
  • Construction ColorCore Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
    Tiffen Filter Wheel 1 Combination Color Conversion 85 /Neutral Density 0.6 Glass Filter
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