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The Schneider 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.
It should be noted that an 85 filter produces slightly cooler results than an 85B (with tungsten film in daylight) whereas an 85B converts tungsten film to daylight. The 85C produces the coolest results - more than either the 85 or 85B. However, it is interesting to remember that an 85C is also useful as a creative warming filter with daylight film in daylight.
Note: Whereas the 85 series is used for tungsten film under daylight conditions, use the 80 series of filters when using daylight film under tungsten lighting.
85 Series Color Conversion Chart
An 85 decreases the color temperature from 5500-3400 K
An 85A decreases the color temperature from 5500-3100 K
An 85B decreases the color temperature from 5500-3200 K
An 85C decreases the color temperature from 5500-3800 K
Schneider filters feature crystal clear, water-white optical glass, protected against edge-chipping and delamination by Schneider's unique Edge Seal, which also significantly reduces edge reflections and flare
Schneider Quality Control
Schneider filters are ground and polished to a precise flatness and plane parallelism
Because all Schneider filters are designed and manufactured with the highest possible degree of consistency, you can swap like filters mid-shoot with no discernible variation in color or effect
In the Box
Schneider 48mm 85 Color Conversion Glass Filter
Table of Contents
1.8 (+2/3 stop)
Removes excessive blue from images and produces more natural colors
When pleasing color balance is desired when shooting with tungsten film outdoors
Decreases the color temperature from 5500-3400 K
Water White Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size
Front Lens Cap Size
Schneider 48mm 85 Color Conversion Glass Filter Review