Tiffen 4.5" Round Combination 85/IRND 1.2 Filter (4-Stop)
- Converts Tungsten Film to Daylight
- Eliminates Infrared Bleed above 700nm
- Permits Using Fast ISOs in Bright Light
- Allows Use of Higher Density ND Filters
- Permits Use of Wider Apertures
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- Product: #66068
- SKU: W412IR85ND12
This is the 4.5" Round Combination 85/IRND 1.2 Filter from Tiffen. What do you do when you must take some photos outdoors and all you have left is a tungsten film? Using tungsten film in daylight will produce a bluish cast in the photograph. The 85 series of filters will "bring back," that is, colour balance the tones in your images. This yellow filter is used to correct differences in colour temperature between the recording medium (film/video) and the light source.
Colour shift is a critical factor in digital photography, especially when dealing with the infrared spectrum, and even more important when shooting with HD technology. Unlike traditional film cameras, CCD or CMOS sensors of a digital camera are, by nature, susceptible to infrared contamination. Manufacturers try to avoid this problem by incorporating an infrared-absorbing filter on top of the image sensor. Because these filters do not have a sharp cutoff at the infrared wavelengths there has to be a compromise in order not to exclude visible red wavelengths. Despite these precautions, some infrared wavelengths pass through, resulting in contamination of the image. This filter delivers the best of both worlds: Colour balance as well as minimising infrared contamination.
A neutral density filter has several uses and offers the possibility of achieving otherwise unachievable results. It enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting colour balance. An ND filter appears grey and reduces 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 this type of filter allows 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 it can also help to control your depth of field, it permits you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, its value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed-out images shot in bright light.
A 1.2 (4-stop) neutral density filter is useful when shooting in exceptionally bright light with fast ISOs. At this point, anything passing through the shot begins to slow down to an appreciable degree, e.g., running water appears to blur.
Water White glass, using Tiffen’s ColorCore technology, is characterised by a high transmission quality. Typically, it will transmit 98-99% of the light. It also features an anti-glare and anti-reflective quality that makes it useful in a wide range of situations, including the movie theatre industry and store and art displays. The glass is virtually defect-free and is becoming more and more prevalent in digital equipment.
Neutral Density Filters Have Four Uses
- To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high-speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
- To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
- To decrease the effective ISO of high-speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
- To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand, or other bright scenes that could cause overexposure
- 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 colour as opposed to glass that is simply dyed and becomes subject to deviation during the dye process
- Top Hollywood motion picture studios rely on Tiffen filters for their multimillion-dollar productions. Superior quality and design make Tiffen the overwhelming choice of movie makers, professional photographers, and even NASA
- Tiffen has also been awarded an Emmy, from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for its engineering excellence
- Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA
|Filter Type||Solid ND Combination|
|Combination Type||85 Colour Conversion, IR Attenuation|
|Density||1.2 (4 Stops)|
|Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet||Unthreaded|