Hoya HMC 55mm 81A Multi-Coated Warming Filter Made in Japan A-5581A-GB
These are light balancing filters used to decrease the color temperature slightly for a warmer (redder) tone. Great for enhancing skin tones. Corrects the tendency towards bluish tones.
With 81A Filter Without Filter
|Accepts Snap In Lens Cap||Yes|
Filter Ring Depth (Less Threads)
As their names suggests, these filters use HOYA colored glass. They are used for color correction of different light sources when using color film, or for controlling contrast with Black & White film. Color correction filters are important as color films do not have the flexibility of the human eye to automatically adjust to different situations. Black & White films register colors as shades of grey and the rendition of each color in a scene is important, so filters can be used to control this. The color of the glass used in all these filters is carefully controlled and to reduce the possibility of color shift over a period of time, such high quality filters are coated or multicoated on both sides. This maintains the desired effect and gives a long service life.