Color Conversion Filters
These filters are used to balance the color temperatures when you are using certain films under different light sources. An example of this would be using daylight film under tungsten lighting or vice versa.
Color conversion filters are designed to convert the temperature of the film to light or of the light to film. This will allow all the colors to fall in proper perspective and look natural. These filters are generally available in two series:
- The 80 series are blue in color and will convert tungsten light to the color qualities that are needed with daylight film.
- The 85 filter series are amber in color and they will convert daylight to the color qualities that are needed for use with tungsten film.
If you need to know which filter to use for a certain situation you can check filter and film data sheets. Color conversion filters range in price from about $10 to $350. They are available in assorted sizes.