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.

3 Light Yellow Standard

3 Light Yellow Standard

Partially corrects for excess blue in aerial photography.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
8 Yellow Standard

8 Yellow Standard

Darkens sky, cloud and foliage to reproduce correct tones.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
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.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • 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.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • 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.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • 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.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
21 Orange Standard

21 Orange Standard

Contrast filter. Absorbs blue and blue/green.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm
23A Light Red Standard

23A Light Red Standard

Greater contrast effect than No. 21 Orange.

  • LEE100 System
    100x100mm
  • SW-150
    150x150mm