The Tiffen #1 Viewer is for black-and-white imaging. Balancing lighting by eye is a matter of experience. Decisions can be aided through the use of contrast viewing filters. These are designed to handicap the eye, with its much greater range of apparent densities, to resemble the range of the various types of film.
Use contrast viewers to judge relative highlight and shadow densities
There are viewers for black-and-white film, as well as various viewer densities for color film
A darker viewer is used for slower film speeds, where you would tend to use brighter lighting; Faster film, which can be used in dimmer settings would require a lighter viewer
Tiffen Viewing Filters
The #1 is for black-and-white imaging
The #2 viewer is for film speeds to 100
#3 is for faster film; They can be used for video, as well, with the #3 being better suited for lower light levels
The green #4 viewer is for process photography
The blue #5 is for blue screen work, as well as for setting up color video monitors
Tiffen BWVF Specs
Judges relative highlight and shadow densities
For judging contrast in black and white photography
This is a filter for reducing viewed tones to what they would be similar to as black & white renditions. Do not look into the sun with this! Don't risk your eyesight looking thru this. There are other filters and tools for that.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-23
how to use a black and white viewing filter?
Asked by: Anonymous
Perfect for getting an idea / impression of how a color scene will convert to black and white
Answered by: Jim K.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Is this viewing filter the same as Wratten #90, or, does it produce the same result?