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Tiffen #1 Black and White Viewing Filter

BH #TIBWVF • MFR #BWVF
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Tiffen #1 Black and White Viewing Filter
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Tiffen BWVF Overview

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
UPC: 049383056433

Tiffen BWVF Specs

Filter TypeBlack & White Viewing Filter
Circular SizeNot Specified by Manufacturer
RotatingNo
CoatingsSingle-Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.5 x 3.5 x 1.3"

Tiffen BWVF Reviews

Must have for B&W photographers

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-24

Great way to visualize what a scene may look like in black-and-white (monochrome). It takes away the colors from a scene and lets you see what the scene may look like in B&W.

Good accessory for the M10Monochrom

By Ray T
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-04

It is hard to visualize in B & W and this helps. I have been using the M10monochrom for a few weeks and it a challenge to visualize.

Black and White visual aide

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-28

I was at first a bit skeptical, however after receiving it I see that it’s going to be a big help with seeing in B&W. A little pricey but worth it in the long run.

Black and White visual aide

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-28

I was at first a bit skeptical, however after receiving it I see that it’s going to be a big help with seeing in B&W. A little pricey but worth it in the long run.

For good black and white

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-05

Takes the guess work out of trying to determine color contrasts that make a great B&W shot.

Instructive

By Geraldo17
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-28

Remarkably instructive, shows how boring shots can be in BW without a lot of contrast. Lets you frame better. Lots of fun looking around through it.

A wonderful helper

By Sieghard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-22

This black and white viewing filter was delivered by B&H very quickly and well packaged to Germany. Everything was very straightforward. The filter is very good and fortunately comes with a case. Many thanks to B&H

Great for visualisation!

By Christos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-29

Excellent accessory for visualizing scenes in B&W!

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Is this suitable for checking the sun position?

Is this suitable for checking the sun position?
Asked by: Andrew
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

What is the diameter of this filter? Plastic or ...

What is the diameter of this filter? Plastic or glass? I am presently using a piece of Kodak Wratten #90 gel in a 35mm slide mount, but I would like something more substantial.
Asked by: David
The metal frame diameter is 1-7/8". The viewing glass diameter is 1-1/8". The glass viewing area is 0.99 sqin vs 1.33 sqin of a 35mm slide mount. The glass, essentially a Series V (30.2mm) filter, is held in with a retaining ring.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-06-07

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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

question

Is this viewing filter the same as Wratten #90, or, does it produce the same result?
Asked by: Pooya J.
Sorry I do not know
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24
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