Tiffen Filters


Tiffen has a rich history of innovative product design and unparalleled quality

Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of photographic filters and lens accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for almost 70 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence earning two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Three filters that are always better than PS techniques are IR, Polarizers and solid ND (for really slow shutter speed for some reason. i.e moving water.

Tiffen’s filters are made of glass and are a bit shorter than the Singh-Ray filters. They are approximately $95.

Ultraviolet Filters
Your camera won't allow you to develop clear, crisp photos if your camera lens is damaged or dirty. You can protect your thousand dollar lens with a $20 filter if you use a UV or haze filter. These thin glass filters are designed to screw onto the end of your camera lens and you can just leave them on to protect your lens. UV filters can help protect your lenses from dust, moisture and scratches. If your lens is damaged it could cost you quite a bit to repair or replace it. The filters can also give you added benefits of correction for Ultraviolet light which can show on your film as a bluish cast and can sometimes distort distant details. UV filters let you correct for the UV effect to varying degrees. They are also useful if you are shooting mountain and marine scenes, as the haze could affect the color and clarity of the photos. UV filters can be bought for about $20.

Haze Filters Haze Filters
do just what they sound like, they filter out haze which is created by minute particles of vapor and dust. Haze settles in the atmosphere and can affect distant photographic scenes. Haze forms when sunlight is scattered by minute particles of matter that exist in the air. Atmospheric conditions have an effect on the amount of haze in the air. Mist, fog, smog, smoke and clouds are all different than haze. Green and red light are scattered by haze, but not as much as ultraviolet radiation, violet and blue light. If you use filters to absorb scattered sunlight you can penetrate the haze. Any filter that can absorb scattered sunlight can be considered a haze filter.

Tiffen Hot Mirror filters - Some digital still cameras can have increased sensitivity to infrared light that may cause color rendition problems. The Tiffen Standard Hot Mirror filter is designed to remedy this problem by reflecting most infrared light. • Prevents excessive infrared filtration from reaching the digital sensor of your camera • Helps provides a truer digital image 

Tiffen UV Protector Filter. A UV Protector is probably the most popular UV filter people use. As a lens protector, it should be left on at all times to guard against front element damage but also adds the benefit of rendering your images clearer. Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty.

Skylight (1A), UV Haze Filter. Due to its light pink color, the Tiffen 5x6" Skylight (1A) filter reduces the bluish cast of daylight and produces a pleasing, warmer picture tone. Wise initial investments, they help protect your lens from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. • If desired they can be left on at all times for protection • Skylight filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details • Also used to reduce the bluish cast common with some electronic flash units.

Thin Wide-Angle UV Protector Filtor. Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty. This filter uses a Wide Angle (Low Profile) mount. Wide Angle filters are only 3mm thick and are specifically designed for use with wide angle lenses. In order to help eliminate vignetting (darkening of the corners), it does not have a front thread. • Eliminates some of the Ultraviolet (UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast that can obscure distant details • If desired, it can be left on the lens at all times for protection • Especially valuable as a general lens protector • Guards against fingerprints and scratches to the front element of your lens.

Tiffen Haze Filter. Safeguard your lens and absorb UV light. Film and video are more sensitive to UV light than our eyes are. This often shows up as a bluish cast in images, especially shots from high altitudes and long distances, particularly over water. Ultra Violet filters are available in a variety of UV absorption levels. Reduces excessive blue by absorbing almost three quarters of UV light. Best general purpose UV control Eliminates UV problems from most situations where increased haze tends to wash out color and image clarity Protects your camera or camcorder lens against dust, moisture, fingerprints, scratches and damage Can be kept on your camera at all times Available for Wide Angle lenses.

Tiffen Enhancing Filter. The Tiffen 67mm Enhancing Filter is a combination of rare earth elements in glass. It removes a portion of the spectrum in the orange region, increasing the color saturation of reddish objects by eliminating the muddy tones and maximizing the red hues with minimal effect on other colors. You will find that the Enhancing filter works best in early morning or later afternoon photography - when the light is intense rather than the semi-washed out illumination of mid-day. This filter is also optimized for use during the overcast days of Autumn. Try it on an old barn or wooden bridge. • Its most frequent use is for obtaining strongly saturated photographs of fall foliage • Bolsters earth tones (i.e. reds, oranges). 

Polarizing Filters
These filters are used to reduce or eliminate reflections. They are ideal for photographing through glass or water as the glare from water tends to be white. Polarizing filters can also reduce the effects of haze and darken the blue sky image in black and white and color photography. There are various polarizing filters available to increase color saturation in a photo without altering the hues of image colors, but there are only two principal styles. One style fits over your camera lens, while the other is made to be used over the source of light. They don't affect color, that's why polarizing filters and screens are used in both black and white and color photography. There are two pieces to a polarizer. The front part rotates so you can change the angle of polarization. If you look at the blue sky through a polarizer and rotate it, the sky appears to get darker and then lighter. These filters range in price from about $15 to $800. They come in various sizes.

Tiffen Circular Polarizer Filter. If you're shooting black and white and want to simulate a threatening storm, try throwing on a #25 Red filter. The vista will take on the appearance of an imminent, ominous storm. Along with a UV or Skylight Filter, a polarizing filter should be a part of everyone's gear bag. It can turn a run-of-the-mill image into a stunning, creative photo by increasing color saturation. Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems) • This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance • Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent • Used best at right angle to the sun • Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras.

Tiffen Thin Wide-Angle  Circular Polarizer Filter. This filter uses a Wide Angle (Low Profile) mount. Wide Angle filters are only 3mm thick (except for Polarizers which are 4mm) and are specifically designed for use with wide angle lenses. In order to help eliminate vignetting (darkening of the corners), it does not have a front thread. Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems) • This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance • Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent • Used best at right angle to the sun • Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras.

Tiffen Linear Polarizer. Linear polarizers are used with most video and manual focus photo cameras. They are not recommended for auto-focus SLR cameras. Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems and video cameras without problems). • Your deep blue sky will become even "bluer" • A highly efficient design • Made from high-quality Water White Glass

Neutral Density Filters
These filters are designed to reduce the amount of light coming through your camera lens without changing the color. Neutral density filters can reduce the assorted colors of light in the spectrum. White and colored light is transmitted through these filters and only the intensity of the light is affected. These filters are used with black and white and color film. If you have set your camera to its fastest shutter speed along with the smallest f/stop, but still can't take the photo without overexposing the film, you can use one of these filters to reduce the exposure further. The filters help to eliminate bright, washed out sections of a photo. Neutral density filters usually range in price from about $10 to $350. They are available in various sizes.

Tiffen Neutral Density Filter. Tiffen Neutral Density (ND) ColorCore Glass Filters have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear grey and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses • To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars • To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background • To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation • To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure Comes in 03, 05, 09.

Graduated Color Neutral Density Filters
Often, you want to balance light intensity between two areas within a scene This is important outdoors to allow more sky detail while properly exposing the foreground. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky, exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and underexposed. Graduated Color Neutral Density filters are part clear, part neutral density with a smoothly graded transition between. An ND.6-to-Clear is often best for balancing sky to foreground. The neutral gray appearance drops exposure.

Tiffen Graduated Sunrise Filter. The Tiffen Graduated Sunrise Glass Filter is half-color, half-clear, in a rotating mount, with a graduated transition for blending into the scene. The Color Graduated Sunrise is part of Tiffen's award-winning series of Color Graduated filters and one of the most widely used. It enhances reality, adding a touch of subtlety or drama to the image. This filter gives you the ability to add more "punch" to an otherwise ordinary scene. Tiffen Graduated filters give you the control you need to create a scene as opposed to just shooting a scene. Sometimes it is also desirable to add color to part of the photograph. For example, to add blue to only the sky. With graduated filters, often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes.

Tiffen Graduated ND, 03, 06, 09.Filters The Tiffen 4 x 4" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) ND 0.3 Glass Filter enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. Neutral density filters are available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 stops to suit individual situations. Determining which graduated neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Choose the filter strength which adjusts the lighting to stay within the exposure latitude (greatest difference between bright/dark values) which still shows details in both of the digital or film medium in use. Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6 - the filter's clear portion allows 4x more light to pass vs. darkest portion) effectively compensates average bright sky-to-foreground situations, and the soft transition is applicable more often to a scene than the hard transition The Soft or Hard label indicates the degree of color graduation. Horizontal/Vertical indicates the direction of the graduation.

Tiffen Graduated Antique Suede Glass Filter - Soft Edge. Note! Tiffen Graduated Antique Suede filters comes in strengths from 1/2-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Chocolate Glass Filter. Whether at the pro or Photo 1 level, Tiffen filters have always been the industry's first choice. Note! Tiffen Graduated Chocolate filters comes in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Cool Blue Filter. Whether at the pro or Photo 1 level, Tiffen filters have always been the industry's first choice. Note! Tiffen Graduated Cool Blue filters comes in strengths from 1-5 with 5 having the greatest effect • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Coral Filter. Note! Tiffen Graduated Coral filters come in strengths from 1/8-5 with 5 having the greatest effect • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Cranberry Glass Filter. Note! Tiffen Graduated Cranberry filters come in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Cyan Glass Filter. Note! Tiffen Graduated Cyan filters comes in strengths from 1-5 with 5 having the greatest effect • Adds a "bluish" tint to the image • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Tropic Blue Filter. The Tiffen Color Graduated Tropic Blue Glass Filter is part of Tiffen's award-winning series of Color Graduated filters and one of the most widely used. It enhances reality, adding a touch of subtlety or drama to the image. This filter gives you the ability to add more "punch" to an otherwise ordinary scene by adding a significant amount of blue to the image. Tiffen Graduated filters give you the control you need to create a scene as opposed to just shooting a scene. Note! Tiffen Color Graduated Tropic Blue filters come in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect.

Tiffen Graduated Grape Glass Filter. Note! Tiffen Graduated Grape filters come in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Green Glass Filter. The Tiffen Clear Graduated Green 1 Glass Filter can make a run-of-the-mill scene into a memorable image. This unique filter adds spectacular color to one half the photo while leaving the other half untouched. If you like shooting landscapes, fields, valleys and other vistas, make them into breathtaking studies. Not only will it add color but it does so with a subtle and extremely gradual transition between the two halves of the filter. Soft/hard indicates the degree of transition. Horizontal/Vertical indicates the direction of the graduation. • Add color selectively while leaving the rest of the scene unaffected • Half color, half clear with a graduated density transition for smooth blending into the scene • Available in a rainbow array of colors and Neutral Density filters • Use in combination, with one affecting the upper half of the image, the other affecting the lower half . Note! Tiffen Color Graduated Green filters come in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect.

Tiffen Graduated Magenta Filter. Tiffen Graduated Magenta Glass Filter is an exciting filter. It enhances reality, adding a touch of subtlety or drama to the image. This filter gives you the ability to add more "punch" to an otherwise ordinary scene by adding a touch of purple to the image. Note! Tiffen Graduated Magenta Filters are available in grades from 1-3, with 3 having the greatest effect.

Tiffen Graduated Pink Glass Filter. Note! Tiffen Graduated Pink filters comes in strengths from 1-5 with 5 having the greatest effect • Adds pink color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Plum Glass Filter. Note! Tiffen Graduated Plum filters come in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Adds purple color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Red Glass Filter. Tiffen Color Graduated filters are half-color, half-clear, with a graduated transition for blending into the scene. They are available in an array of colors. Tiffen Graduated Red filters are available in grades 1-5, with 5 having the greatest effect. This filter measures 2 x 2" (50 x 50mm) x 4mm thick.

Tiffen Graduated Straw Filter. Note! Tiffen Graduated Straw filters come in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect Benefits Adds yellow color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Tangerine Glass Filter. Sometimes it is also desirable to add color to part of the photograph. For example, to add blue to only the sky. Tiffen Color Graduated filters are half-color, half-clear, with a graduated transition for blending into the scene. They are available in an array of colors. The Soft or Hard label indicates the degree of color graduation. Horizontal/Vertical indictes the direction of the graduation. Whether at the pro or Photo 1 level, Tiffen filters have always been the industry's first choice. Note! Tiffen Graduated Tangerine filters come in strengths from 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Adds orange color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Tiffen Graduated Tobacco Glass Filter. Graduated Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Sometimes it is also desireable to add color to part of the photograph. For example, to add blue to only the sky. Tiffen Color Graduated filters are half-color, half-clear, with a graduated transition for blending into the scene. They are available in an array of colors. Tiffen Graduated Tobacco filters are available in grades 1-3, with 3 having the greatest effect.

Tiffen Graduated Yellow Glass Filter. Note! Tiffen Color Graduated Yellow filters are available in grades 1-5 with 5 having the greatest effect • Adds yellow color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions.

Color Conversion Filters
These filters are used to balance the color temperatures when you are using certain films under different light sources. An example of this would be using daylight film under tungsten lighting or vice versa. Color conversion filters are designed to convert the temperature of the film to light or of the light to film. This will allow all the colors to fall in proper perspective and look natural. These filters are generally available in two series:
Warming Filters

Tiffen 81A Color Conversion Filter. The Tiffen 2x2" 81A Color Conversion Glass Filter controls the bluish coloration that affects daylight film. It can also remove excessive blue from the effects of electronic flash. An 81A filter will replace some of the yellow missing from the image and bring her skin tones back to a more appealing level. The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. • 81A decreases color temperature from 3400 - 3200 Kelvin.

Tiffen 81B Color Conversion Filter. An 81B filter will replace even more yellow than an 81A and bring her skin tones back to a more appealing level. An 81B can also be used with electronic flash to reduce the amount of "blue" generated by the flash. The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. • 81B decreases color temperature from 3500 - 3200 Kelvin.

Tiffen 81C Color Conversion Filter. An 81C filter will replace even more yellow than an 81B and place her skin tones on a more "warmish" level. An 81C can also be used with electronic flash to reduce the amount of "blue" generated by the flash. The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. • 81C decreases color temperature from 3600 - 3200 Kelvin.

Tiffen 81D Color Conversion Filter. An 81D filter will more than replace the yellow missing from the image and place all skin tones on a "warmish" level. The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. • 81D decreases color temperature from 3700 - 3200 Kelvin.

 Tiffen 81EF Color Conversion Glass Filter. An 81EF filter (the strongest in the 81 series) will more than replace the yellow missing from the image and place all skin tones on a distinctly "warmish" level. You might even consider using an 81EF at the beach to make a hot scene even "hotter". The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. • 81EF decreases color temperature from 3900 - 3200 Kelvin.

Cooling Filters

Tiffen 80A Color Conversion Filter Tiffen 80 Series of filters are blue. They are used to balance daylight film under artificial, tungsten or standard (household) incandescent lighting. Let's say you're at a family gathering and you've brought your camera and want to take some photos of this once-a-year gathering. You have traditional daylight balanced film but find yourself in a room filled with table lamps. If left unfiltered, your photos will turn out yellowish. Under certain circumstances, perhaps a nice effect but not flattering in terms of skin tones or what our eyes are used to seeing or expecting. Enter the 80A filter!... This filter allows you to "balance", i.e. bring back, correct color tone to your images. There is some loss of film speed that may require the use of a tripod but, at least, your photos will demonstrate the proper tonality they so richly deserve.

Tiffen 80B Color Conversion Filter. This filter allows you to "balance", i.e. bring back, correct color tone to your images. There is some loss of film speed that may require the use of a tripod but, at least, your photos will demonstrate the proper tonality they so richly deserve. Tiffen makes the 80 series of filters in many sizes to accommodate the many uses this filter has. This filter should be used by the pro and amateur alike - weekend photo warrior or pro cinematographer and must be considered an essential addition to any photo arsenal.

Tiffen 80C Color Conversion Filter. What happens when you want to take a photo of your grandmother in her apartment and she's sitting next to an antique table illuminated by an old antique lamp? You'd like to capture the essence of her age but don't want to make her look too pasty. Your daylight film with an 80C filter will leave just enough yellow in the image to give grandma a flattering warmth. This filter allows you to somewhat "balance", i.e. bring back, correct color tone to your images. There is some loss of film speed that may require the use of a tripod but, at least, your photos will demonstrate the proper tonality they so richly deserve.

Tiffen 80D Color Conversion Filter The Tiffen 80D Filter is blue. It is used to balance daylight film under artificial, tungsten or standard (household) incandescent lighting. An 80D filter is the least "powerful" of the 80 series. When using daylight film and you'd like to leave even more yellow than if you were using an 80C filter, the 80D is the way to go. An 80D doesn't bring the temperature up to daylight as much as an 80A, B or C. Filter.

Tiffen 82A Color Conversion Filter. A Tiffen 2 x 2" 82 Series Color Conversion Glass Filter is a light balancing filter used to increase the color temperature slightly for a cooler tone. This blue filter absorbs the excessive yellow-red light from daylight in the morning. There is much flattering light to be found in the early morning and afternoon hours. With sunlight low on the horizon, the red-orange end of the spectrum becomes enhanced. With daylight balanced film, images shot in this light may prove to be a bit on the warm side. The photographer may desire this effect or choose to "cool" things down. An 82A has a greater "cooling" effect than an 82 but less than an 82B. The 82 series of blue filters allows the photographer to keep skin tones somewhat normal by increasing the color temperature to a more daylight balanced level. In addition, an 82A provides a cooler effect with tungsten film under 3200K lamps.

Tiffen 82B Color Conversion Filter. An 82B has a greater "cooling" effect than an 82A. The 82 series of blue filters allows the photographer to keep skin tones somewhat normal by increasing the color temperature to a more daylight balanced level. Tiffen makes the 82 series of filters in many sizes to accommodate the many uses this filter has. This filter can be used by the pro and amateur alike, weekend photo warrior or pro cinematographer and must be considered an essential addition to any photo arsenal.

Tiffen 82C Color Conversion Filter. A Tiffen 2 x 2" 82C Series Color Conversion Filter is a light balancing filter used to increase the color temperature slightly for a cooler tone. This blue filter absorbs the excessive yellow-red light from daylight in the morning. An 82C will virutally eliminate red tones. This filter will also help color balance tungsten film when shot under 500w flood lights. The 82 series of blue filters allows the photographer to keep skin tones somewhat normal by increasing the color temperature to a more daylight balanced level.

Soft Focus Filters
Diffusion filters are used to create soften images. A diffusion filter diffuses strong light without affecting the sharpness and contrast of the image. Thus, it is different from the effect of out of focus. Diffusion filters are mainly used in portrait work. In general, small skin defects can be eliminated almost completely, and facial contrast and wrinkles are soften. To create a better result, the aperture should be opened up so that the subject can stand out well against the background

Tiffen Black Diffusion Filter. The Tiffen Black Diffusion F/X 1 Filter is a high-quality soft focus filter. The Black Diffusion F/X creates a flattering image even in tight close-ups without sacrificing image clarity. This is an extremely advanced diffuser from Tiffen because it creates a diffused image that doesn't look like it's been shot through a filter. The filter produces a soft, smooth texture - perfect for portraiture. Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty. Note! Black Diffusion F/X filters are available in grades from 1/4-5 with grade 5 having the greatest effect Benefits • Made with an irregular black pattern which softens smaller details, like wrinkles and skin blemishes, while leaving larger details such as the eyes sharp • This filter is most effective when used for portraiture; effect of lighter grades is subtle, with higher grades becoming gradually more noticeable • Does spectacular job of suppressing facial blemishes and wrinkles • Maintains clear focused image • Eyes stay clear and sharp • Virtually eliminates unwanted details without being dull or "fuzzy" • Bare minimum of highlight flare is produced.

Tiffen Pro Mist Filters. The Pro-Mist is a popular motion picture effect that creates a special "atmosphere" by softening excess sharpness and contrast. It generates a pearlescent halo around highlights. Lighter grades are useful in toning down the excessive sharpness and contrast of contemporary film and lens combinations. This Hollywood/FX filters was originally designed for the TV and Motion Picture industry, but is now available to all photographers and videographers.

Tiffen Black Pro-Mist F/X Filter. The Tiffen Black Pro-Mist F/X Filter is part of the Hollywood F/X series of filters. The Black Pro-Mist creates moderate image softening and modest-to-strong highlight flare, but without as much of a lightening effect in the shadow areas. Here's another tool to add to your portrait arsenal. As part of Tiffen's award-winning series of F/X filters, the Black Pro-Mist gives you the option to add another dimension to your images.

Tiffen Glimmerglass Diffusion Filter. The Tiffen Glimmerglass Diffusion Filter is a unique way to give your portrait subject a clean, fresh and flattering appearance. This creative diffusion filter comes in grades and offers you a "graded" way to choose the degree of diffusion that will compliment your subject. The effect of the lighter grades is subtle, with the higher grades becoming gradually more noticeable - all capable of producing a beautiful image. Note! Glimmerglass filters are available in Grades 1-5 - in many standard professional motion picture and television sizes, as well as screw-in sizes from 49mm to 82mm The Glimmerglass is the First Series of Filters Offering a "Psychological Edge" The Glimmerglass softens fine details in a unique manner, while adding a mild glow to highlights; As contrast is also reduced, the look is one of enhanced beauty Effective and Functional The glass itself has a distinct silver sparkle, which has been found to be doubly useful • When production starts and people see the filter glittering on the front of the lens, they become more confident in the knowledge that the filter is working for them and they may also turn in a better performance.

Tiffen Center Spot Filter. The Tiffen 52mm Center Spot Filter isolates the main subject, held sharp in the clear center, while diffusing a distracting background. How many of us have shot weddings? How many of us have tried to put together a wedding portfolio for prospective clients? What about adding that special effects shot that sets your portfolio a cut above the rest? A Center Spot shows your clients that you think beyond the box and can offer more than just the traditional shot of the bride and groom on a staircase or under a tree. Note! Tiffen Center Spot Filters are available in both rectangular shapes as well as screw-on sizes • The size of the clear part in the center of the picture varies depending on the focal length and the aperture of the lens used • Excellent for portraits when a special effect is needed • Makes the background diffused while focusing attention on the center of the frame.

Tiffen Warm Center Spot Glass Filter. The Tiffen 2 x 2" Warm Center Spot Filter isolates the main subject, held sharp in the clear center, while diffusing a distracting background. The advantage of this filter is that it incorporates the exclusive Tiffen 812 Warming filter. If your image is being shot on a cloudy, overcast day, the 812 portion of this filter replaces the warmth lost to the unflattering blue/grey available light. Note! Tiffen Warm Center Spot filters are available in both rectangular shapes as well as screw-on sizes • The size of the clear part in the center of the picture varies depending on the focal length and the aperture of the lens used • Excellent for portraits when a special effect is needed • Makes the background diffused while focusing attention on the center of the frame.

Tiffen Double Fog Glass Filter. Tiffen Double Fog Filters are a variation on the traditional Tiffen Fog Filter. Double Fogs have slightly milder flare and diffusion characteristics than standard Fog filters. A very thick natural fog will still allow close-up objects to appear sharp. So will a Double Fog filter. • Produces lower contrast combined with minimal highlight flare.

Fluorescent Filters
Fluorescent filters are used to correct the greenish tone that can show up when you are shooting daylight film under fluorescent lighting. There are various types of fluorescent filters. They can balance daylight film under warm white or white type fluorescent lights and correct the color balance when using tungsten film under fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent filters are basically general purpose filters that are designed for moderate correction. They may not always provide perfect color rendition by themselves. Because fluorescent lights shine at various temperatures they often need more filtration for proper results.

Tiffen FL-D Fluorescent Glass Filter A Tiffen FL-D filter is used when you wish to correct for the greenish tone that appears when shooting film under general purpose fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent lamps burn at many different temperatures and often require more demanding filtration for exact results. For specific filtration and professional use, it is strongly recommended that a color temperature meter be employed along with Color Correction filters (i.e.CC30M) when shooting under fluorescent lighting. This is the only proven way to achieve exact color correction. • Pleasing skin tones under fluorescent lighting without flash • True-to-life color rendition • Essential in any environment where ambient light source is fluorescent.

Black & White Photography Filters
Filters are often used in black and white photography as black and white are actually produced as tones of gray. Filters are used to make the gray tones look like the original scene. The sky and clouds often blend together in black and white photos as white, so filters are used to separate the two. A red filter can darken blue objects more than white objects. So if you use this filter the sky will look black in the photo and the clouds will still be white.

Tiffen Yellow 1 #6 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Commonly used for a slight increase in contrast with black and white films. Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground. It is also suitable for landscapes and nature scenes.

Tiffen Yellow 2 #8 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground. It is also suitable for landscapes and nature scenes. Filter factor is 2 (+1 stop).

Tiffen Yellow 3 #9 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Yellow #9 is commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. • Especially useful for added contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground.

Tiffen Green 1 #11 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. This Green filter is ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography. • Especially suited to landscape photography because it enhances the light green color of the leaves • Due to its favorable effect on red tones, it is also suitable for portraits against the sky • Universal asset for all scenics • Darkens sky in contrast to clouds.

Tiffen Yellow #12 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Yellow #12 is commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Recommended as a basic filter for use with Kodak Aero Ektachrome Infrared film.

Tiffen Green 2 #13 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Green #13 is commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Recommended as a basic filter for use with Kodak Aero Ektachrome Infrared film.

Tiffen Deep Yellow #15 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Yellow #15 is commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. This filter is glass and measures 50 x 50 mm (2x2") x 4 mm thick. • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography with more dramatic effects than Yellow 8.

Tiffen Orange #16 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Orange #16 is commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. • Deeper than Yellow #15 for more dramatic effects • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography.

Tiffen Orange #21 Glass Filter for Black & White Film This Deep Orange filter darkens blue, violet, green and yellow-green. • Particularly useful for all landscape and architectural photography (on black and white film) requiring vivid contours • Sky will be distinctly toned with the clouds clearly contrasted against it.

Tiffen Light Red #23A Glass Filter for Black & White Film. This Light Red Filter is for producing contrast effects that darken sky and water, as in more dramatic architectural photography. Not recommended for flesh tones. • Not as strong as a #25 Red filter • Darkens blue sky creating dramatic contrast between sky and clouds • Effective in cutting through haze; Creates contrast between foliage and flowers.

Tiffen Blue 47 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. The Tiffen 2x3" Dark Blue 47 Glass filter accentuates haze and fog. Many times photographer wants to get rid of natural haze and fog and bring clarity to the image. However, there are times when it is desirable to enhance such effects. The #47 filter will not only keep the effect but take it to another level. • Filters for black and white photography perform a variety of filtration effects including contrast control, enhanced skin tones, tonal corrections and more dramatic landscapes • Although originally intended for use with black and white film, this filter can also be used as a creative tool in color imaging.

Tiffen Blue 47B Glass Filter for Black & White Film. The Tiffen Dark Blue 47B Glass filter is a dark blue filter that lightens blue objects for detail. Want clearer water? Lighter skies? Enter the 47B filter. It should be noted that the almost 3-stop loss of light this filter commands would almost certainly dictate the use of a tripod. • Filters for black and white photography perform a variety of filtration effects including contrast control, enhanced skin tones, tonal corrections and more dramatic landscapes • Although originally intended for use with black and white film, this filter can also be used as a creative tool in color imaging.

Tiffen Green #56 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. This Green filter is ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography. This filter is glass and measures 50 x 50 mm (2x2") x 4 mm thick. • A green filter that produces light foliage on black and white film • Also used for contrast effects (lightens green/darkens red).

Tiffen Green #58 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. This Dark Green filter is ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography. • A dark green filter that produces very light foliage on black and white film • Also used for contrast effects (lightens green/darkens red).

Black & White Film Contrast Filters

Tiffen Red 1 #25 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. This Red Filter is ideal for strong contrast improvement since it absorbs green and blue completely and enhances red. In addition to contrast control, red filters enhance skin tones, tonal corrections and are effective for more dramatic landscapes. • Clouds are dramatically improved almost to the mood of a thunderstorm; Darkens blue sky creating dramatic contrast between sky and clouds • It is more effective in cutting through haze, and moonlight effects are easily accomplished; Creates greater contrast between foliage and flowers • It is also suited for infrared photography.

Tiffen Dark Red #29 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. This Dark Red Filter is ideal for strong contrast improvement since it absorbs green and blue completely and enhances red. In addition to contrast control, red filters enhance skin tones, tonal corrections and are effective for more dramatic landscapes. This filter is glass and measures 50 x 50 mm (2x2") x 4 mm thick. • Stronger than a #25 • Clouds are dramatically improved almost to the mood of a thunderstorm; Darkens blue sky creating dramatic contrast between sky and clouds • Use with Polarizer for dramatic black and white effects • It is more effective in cutting through haze, and moonlight effects are easily accomplished; Creates greater contrast between foliage and flowers • Used in scientific photography • Excellent copying filter for blueprints.

Tiffen Blue #47 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. A Dark Blue filter that accentuates haze and fog.

Dark Green #61 Glass Filter This 061 Dark Green Glass Filter differs from the Yellow-Green filter primarily because of its increased red attenuation. A red roof or red flowers will become even darker, as will red lips and a dark tan. Unfortunately, so will skin blemishes. This filter is ideal for nature photography. In object photography, it is good for darker reds and lighter greens. • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Recommended as a basic filter for use with Kodak Aero Ektachrome Infrared film.

Infrared Filters
Infrared filters are made to block mid infrared wavelengths while allowing visible light to pass through. They are sometimes referred to as heat absorbing filters and are ideal at cutting through haze. These types of filters are commonly used to prevent unnecessary heating in items which have bright incandescent light bulbs. Examples of such devices are slide projectors and overhead projectors. You can also get near infrared filters. These types of filters commonly are used in video cameras to compensate for the high sensitivity of the camera's sensors to near-infrared light. Infrared filters can range in price from about $20 to $450. They come in various sizes, styles and brands.

Tiffen #87 Infrared Filter. The Tiffen #87 Infrared Glass Filter is for black and white infrared film when you only want to transmit the infrared spectrum and none of the visible spectrum. Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty. Note! Prior testing is recommended • Requires testing for exact exposure • For black and white infrared film only.

The Tiffen Combination Neutral Density (ND) Infrared (IR) ColorCore Glass Filter - Color shift from IR contamination is a critical problem in digital videography, whether you are using neutral density filters with HDSLR or HD video cameras. The CCD or CMOS sensor of a digital camera is inherently susceptible to infrared contamination, even when the manufacturer attempts to reduce this problem by adding an infrared absorbing filter on top of the image sensor. Blacks become magenta and greens a muddy brown. Infrared light focuses at a different focal length than visible light; therefore, your images may seem a bit out of focus as well. The more light you cut, the more IR contamination; therefore, whether you're reducing light in general or wish to create a shallow depth of field for a cinematic look, the more IR contamination you will encounter. Tiffen has addressed this problem by offering their exclusive line of their Full Spectrum Water White IR Neutral Density filters in limited screw in sizes for the HDSLR. The Tiffen IR ND filters do not have a sharp cutoff at the infrared wavelengths; therefore the wide color gamut these sensors record is not compromised. The result is vibrant colors and no IR contamination, with crisp clean images that only Water White glass can deliver. These filters also provide a greater latitude when editing in post production and are ideal for 8 byte compressed color.

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