The Last Far Red Filter You’ll Ever Need?
Tiffen's latest test prototype kills far red dead on both the EX1/EX3 and the F35
By Art Adams | June 03, 2009
The Sony EX1/EX3/F35 cameras have a little issue where they are over-sensitive to far red. This new prototype filter from Tiffen cleans up far red, and then some.
Before we get into the exciting world of test charts, let's take a look at what far red contamination means to you. Here's Anthony, prep tech at Videofax, modeling the finest in synthetic black fabric wear:
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "But Art--that's not black at all! That's some sort of maroon, and it went out of style in the 1980s!" And you'd be wrong on both counts. The jacket Anthony is holding is really black, and that maroon color went out of style in 1975. Here's what it should look like:
The bottom image, shot through Tiffen's prototype no-ND far red filter, shows that Anthony's fashion sense isn't stunted at all. With so much black he could easily be mistaken for either an artist or a DP.
Let's move on to what this really means. And thanks to DP Lenny Levy for shooting the images above during our testing session last Thursday.
If you were thinking something along the lines of "More test charts, please!!!" then proceed to page 2...
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