Tiffen 49mm #9 (3) Yellow Filter

The Tiffen 49mm #9 (3) Yellow Filter is a basic contrast filter, primarily for use with black and white film. This medium 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 compensating for the blue sensitivity of panchromatic film.

SKU
499Y3

The Tiffen 49mm #9 (3) Yellow Filter is a basic contrast filter, primarily for use with black and white film. This medium 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 compensating for the blue sensitivity of panchromatic film.

There is a 2x filter factor with this filter, requiring an increase of 1 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 greater contrast overall.
  • Produces accurate tones in order to compensate for panchromatic film's blue sensitivity.
  • 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.
  • General Specifications
    Details
    Type Yellow
    Size 49 mm
    Grade 9 (3)
    Filter Factor 2 (1 stop)
    Effect Subtly darkens skies, slight increase in overall contrast
    Application General black and white photography
    Construction ColorCore technology
    Front Filter Thread Size 49 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 49 mm