The 62mm Combination 85B / Neutral Density 0.9 Filter from Tiffen 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. This yellow filter is used to correct differences in color temperature between the recording medium (film/video) and the light source. An 85B filter converts tungsten film to daylight.
A solid Neutral Density filter from Tiffen has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. It enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera.
Neutral Density filters are used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since they allow the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since they can also help to control your depth of field, they permit you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, their value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light
Tiffen's ColorCore glass is produced through a process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of a ten-thousandth of an inch, then mounting them in precision aluminum rings.
- This is special filter that combines the effects of two of Tiffen's most popular filters -It potentially saves you the expense of having to shoot with two separate filters to achieve the same effect
- The 85B converts tungsten film that is essentially blue in nature, to normal daylight. It can, if used by itself, be used indoors when shooting under incandescent (household) lighting to bring colors back to reasonably normal tones
- A neutral density filter is used to create special effects such as blurred running water. Since it permits use of wider apertures, you also have more control of your depth of field
- Normally, a neutral density filter is used when you need to shoot with high speed ISOs under bright conditions such as a beach. ND filters are available in various grades to achieve the effect you want
- Tiffen's ColorCore glass is sealed between two optical glass sheets. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration. This process makes for greater accuracy of color as opposed to glass that is simply dyed and become subject to deviation during the dye process
- Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty