Sometimes somewhat accurately called tungsten film. Photographic film not made of tungsten but balanced for the colour of light from a tungsten bulb. ie: the film assumes that light from a tungsten bulb is white.
Most commonly available as type B, which has a colour temperature of 3200K. Less common is type A film, which has a colour temperature of 3400K. Tungsten film is usually slide film, though more recently tungsten-balanced print film has become available. When shot under daylight conditions tungsten film takes on a very blue colour cast.
cf. colour temperature, daylight-balanced film, tungsten.
Entry last updated 2002-04-11. Term 1256 of 1487.
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