52mm THREAD 



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The FaderLux Viewing Glass is a multifunctional pan glass or gaffer's glass for DoPs, Gaffers, Film Electricians and First ADs.



It can be used for checking contrast settings, for lamp adjustment ,  for F Stop / ND calculation and calculating cloud - sun intervals.



Transmission of UV - radiation is reduced by the glasses used in the FaderLux.


Furthermore, it has an integrated high quality multicoated UV filter which offers extra eye protection for all tasks required in our profession.



When turned to the darkest position, the FaderLux Viewing Glass provides 99% UV protection and in the most transparent position 86%. 



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variable ND

The Viewing Glass´s density can be steplessly regulated by turning the knurled ring, so that you can freely choose the grade of translucence.


Engraved onto the outside of the fixed ring is a scale marked from 1.5 to 7, which indicates by how many Stops the light transmission is reduced. 

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Stop index

You can read the current setting by using the mark on the knurled ring. 


The scale on the Viewing Glass corresponds to the ND scale as follows: 


       1.5 = ND 0.3 - 0.45

2 = ND 0.6

3 = ND 0.9

4 = ND 1.2

5 = ND 1.5

6 = ND 1.8

7 = ND 2.1


This makes it very easy to measure the required ND levels, i.e. for gels and filters.




52mm thread

Any additional 52mm photographic filters can simply be screwed onto the FaderLux Viewing Glass (or 40,5mm onto the Mini).


For example, you might add extra ND filters or colour filters for checking your light on film sets with green and blue screen, or for checking contrasts in black and white.