These are light balancing filters used to decrease the color temperature slightly for a warmer (redder) tone.
Corrects the tendency toward bluish tones. For example, the 81A should be selected when using tungsten Type B color film (3200øK) with photoflood lamps (3400øK). These filters can be used together.
To provide photographers with a higher quality professionals require, Hoya created the Multi-coated line of filters. These filters have a 3 layer coating system that further reduces light reflections off the surfaces of the glass, the average is only 1-2%. This means that 98-99% of the light striking the filter is going through it, and depending on the type of filter, into the camera lens and onto the film. These layers of anti-reflective coating are bonded to the surface of the glass in a furnace at a temperature of up to 800 degrees F.