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)