Black and White Filters

Available in optically correct resin.

Filters are widely used by black & white photographers for creative effect – most commonly to increase contrast between sky and cloud. However, care should be taken, because as much as a black & white filter darkens one colour, it lightens another – specifically, any colour that is similar to its own. A red filter, for example, makes a red pillar box appear almost white, and a blue sky as almost black. However, a red filter also absorbs green, which would block up the foreground of a verdant landscape.

The black & white filters in the LEE Filters range can be used in conjunction with others, such as the polariser and neutral density standards and graduates.

11 Yellowish Green Standard

11 Yellowish Green Standard

Alters the response of panchromatic emulsions to be equivalent to the eye responding to objects under tungsten illumination.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
12 Deep Yellow Standard

12 Deep Yellow Standard

Minus blue filter. Can be used to cancel blue light when infrared-sensitive films are exposed. Also penetration of haze during aerial photography.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
15 Deep Yellow Standard

15 Deep Yellow Standard

Increases contrast between cloud and sky greater than No. 8, for over-correction effect. Also used for copying documents on yellowed paper.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
16 Yellow Orange Standard

16 Yellow Orange Standard

Gives even greater over-correction than No. 15. Absorbs a small amount of green.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
21 Orange Standard

21 Orange Standard

Contrast filter. Absorbs blue and blue/green.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
23A Light Red Standard

23A Light Red Standard

Greater contrast effect than No. 21 Orange.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
3 Light Yellow Standard

3 Light Yellow Standard

Partially corrects for excess blue in aerial photography.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
8 Yellow Standard

8 Yellow Standard

Darkens sky, cloud and foliage to reproduce correct tones.

  • 100mm System
    100x100mm
  • Seven5
    75x90mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm

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