Tiffen Filter Wheel 3 Combination Color Conversion 81A/ND Filter

Tiffen Filter Wheel 3 Combination Color Conversion 81A/ND Filter

Tiffen Filter Wheel 3 Combination Color Conversion 81A/ND Filter

B&H # TIFW381A MFR # FW381A

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Product Highlights

  • Adds More Warmth Than a Skylight Filter
  • Excellent with Strobe
  • 81 Series Available in Grades
  • Permits Using Fast ISO In Bright Light
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Permits Use of Wider Apertures
  • Use with Film or Digital Cameras
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA
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Tiffen FW381A overview

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The Filter Wheel 3 Combination Color Conversion 81A/ND Filter from Tiffen controls the bluish coloration that affects daylight film. It can also remove excessive blue from the effects of electronic flash.

It's Autumn. The clouds are low hanging and the sky is "patchy blue." You've gone for a ride upstate to the mountains and the light in open shade is bluish. A photo taken of your girlfriend with daylight balanced film leaning against the side of a barn will yield bluish tones that she might not find particularly flattering. An 81A filter will replace some of the yellow missing from the image and bring her skin tones back to a more appealing level.

Neutral Density
A solid neutral density filter from Tiffen has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. It enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. Neutral density filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera.

Neutral density filters are used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since they allow the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since they can also help to control your depth of field, they permit you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, their value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed-out images shot in bright light.

Tiffen's ColorCore glass is produced through a process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of 1/10,000th of an inch, then mounting them in precision aluminum rings.


Good for general scenics when the photographer wishes to remove the bluish cast from open shade or just add warmth to the photograph
Converts tungsten 3200K film to 3400K lighting
Tiffen's ColorCore glass is sealed between two optical glass sheets. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration. This process makes for greater accuracy of color as opposed to glass that is simply dyed and become subject to deviation during the dye process
Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA
UPC: 884613009076
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Tiffen Filter Wheel 3 Combination Color Conversion 81A/ND Filter
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    Tiffen FW381A specs

    Filter Type Solid ND Combination
    Combination Type 81A Color Conversion
    Circular Size Filter Wheel 3
    Rotating Yes
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet Unthreaded
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings None

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