One of the side effects that you might not expect from a table filter in a CALCULATE statement is the removal of an existing filter. In reality, this is a condition that happens when you write an explicit CALCULATE in a row context, because the table filter overrides the context transition in case you filter the same table that generated the context transition.

In practice, the following query return the same value for every color, ignoring the context transition for Product[Color]:

    VALUES ( Product[Color] ),
    "Sales", CALCULATE(
        [Average Sales Amount],
        FILTER ( Sales, Sales[Quantity] > 3 )

If you know the context transition and you think this is strange, Alberto wrote a good article explaining this particular situation: read Context Transition and Expanded Tables on SQLBI web site!

Context transition

Evaluates an expression in a context modified by filters.

CALCULATE ( <Expression> [, <Filter> [, <Filter> [, … ] ] ] )


Returns a table with new columns specified by the DAX expressions.

ADDCOLUMNS ( <Table>, <Name>, <Expression> [, <Name>, <Expression> [, … ] ] )


When a column name is given, returns a single column table of unique values. When a table name is given, returns a table with the same columns and all the rows of the table (including duplicates) with the additional blank row if present.

VALUES ( <TableNameOrColumnName> )


Returns a table that has been filtered.

FILTER ( <Table>, <FilterExpression> )