Tiffen 55mm #6 Yellow 1 Filter

Tiffen 55mm #6 Yellow 1 Filter

Tiffen 55mm #6 Yellow 1 Filter

B&H # TI655 MFR # 556Y1
Tiffen 55mm #6 Yellow 1 Filter

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  • #6 Filter for General B&W Contrast
  • ColorCore Technology

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Tiffen 556Y1 overview

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The Tiffen 55mm #6 Yellow 1 Filter is a basic contrast filter, primarily for use with black and white film. This yellow filter slightly darkens skies, helps to cut through haze, and improves overall contrast. It is a common contrast filter for black and white photography, producing an accurate tonal range and partially compensating for the blue sensitivity of panchromatic film.

There is a 1.5x filter factor with this filter, requiring an increase of 0.6 stop for normal exposure. Tiffen filters are made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 10,000th of an inch, and then mounting to precision metal rings.

Yellow contrast filter for black and white film subtly darkens skies, cuts through haze, and gives slightly greater contrast overall.
Produces accurate tones and partially compensates for panchromatic film's blue sensitivity.
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Tiffen 55mm #6 Yellow 1 Filter
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    Tiffen 556Y1 specs

    Type Yellow
    Size 55 mm
    Grade #6
    Filter Factor 1.5 (0.6 stop)
    Rotating No
    Effect Subtly darkens skies, slight increase in overall contrast
    Application General black and white photography
    Construction ColorCore technology
    Front Filter Thread Size 55 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 55 mm

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