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Tiffen Series 9 Combination Color Conversion 85B/Neutral Density (ND) 0.3 Glass Filter

B&H # TI85BN.3S9 MFR # S985BN3
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Product Highlights
  • Converts Tungsten to Daylight
  • Allows Use of Fast Film in Bright Light

The Tiffen 85 Series 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.

Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed. This filter enables cloud detail to be kept correctly exposed in the picture.

Determining which graduated neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Choose the filter strength which adjusts the lighting to stay within the exposure latitude (greatest difference between bright/dark values) which still shows details in both of the digital or film medium in use.

Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6 - the filter's clear portion allows 4x more light to pass vs. darkest portion) effectively compensates average bright sky-to-foreground situations, and the soft transition is applicable more often to a scene than the hard transition

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 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)
Type Combination Color Conversion/Neutral Density (ND) Filter
Size Series 9
  • 85B
  • Neutral Density 0.3
  • Filter Factor
  • 85B: 1.8 (+2/3 stop)
  • ND 0.3: 1 stop, Reduces ISO by 1/2
  • Multi-Coated Not Applicable
    Rotating Not Applicable
    Effect Combines an 85B with a Neutral Density 0.3 filter
    Application When using high-speed tungsten film outdoors in bright light
    Color Temperature
  • 85B: Decreases the color temperature from 5500-3200 Kelvin
  • ND: Has no effect on color balance
  • Construction Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
    Tiffen Series 9 Combination Color Conversion 85B/Neutral Density (ND) 0.3 Glass Filter
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