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The Tiffen #3 Viewing filter is for faster film and video. 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
In the Box
Tiffen #3 Color Viewing Filter
Table of Contents
Judges relative highlight and shadow densities
For judging contrast in black and white photography with faster films and video