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Gaffer Glass? (1 reply)

1 month ago
Byron 1 month ago

I have a question about using a Gaffer Glass/Contrast Viewing Loupe. I see a lot of old photos of monumental DPs, with this hanging on a cord around their neck. But I've never used one and I've never been on a shoot that did.

Are these useful tools? If so, what do you use them for?

1 month ago
dmullenasc 1 month ago

There are different strengths of viewing glasses, some are more like heavy sunglasses for looking at set lighting back in the days of high foot-candles when it was hard to judge shadows by eye. But today, gaffers still use very heavy/dense glasses to be able to stare at a light to see if it is aimed properly or look at the sun passing through clouds, etc.

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