How Fluorescent Lens Filters Work

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How Fluorescent Lens Filters Work
Fluorescent lens filter (camera lens filter image by David Ng from

Camera lens filters are lenses used in photo or video shoots. The lens filters vary in colour, shapes, sizes and purpose. A fluorescent lens filter is a type of camera lens filter designed for daylight or fluorescent lamps.

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Balance Light

Fluorescent lens filters improve picture quality by correcting the green or blue cast created from daylight or fluorescent lamps and increasing colour saturation.

Fluorescent lens filters correct light cast from lamps or daylight.
Fluorescent lens filters correct light cast from lamps or daylight. (balance hanging on the lamp image by Daria Miroshnikova from


There are three main types of fluorescent lens filters: FL-W, FL-D and FL-B. FL-W filters correct casts from warm-white or white-type fluorescent bulbs. FL-D filters correct casts from daylight fluorescent bulbs. FL-B filters correct colour balance in tungsten films. FL-B can also be used to correct green casts from warm-white or white fluorescent bulbs.

How Fluorescent Lens Filters Work
There are three types of fluorescent lens filters. (lenses and photo filters image by FrankU from

Protective Cover

A fluorescent lens filter also serves an alternative purpose. The lens filter can be kept on the camera to protect the camera lenses from dust and scratches while the camera is not in use.

How Fluorescent Lens Filters Work
Lens filters lessen the chances of damaging a camera lens. (camera lens on pebbles image by Elnur from

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