Tiffen is a leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries.
Tiffen filters have been helping create the world’s greatest images for over 75 years. Our ColorCore®technology assures consistency every time. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards – no wonder Tiffen filters are the overwhelming choice of Cinematographers and Directors of Photography worldwide.
Protection / UV Control
Let’s face it, accidents happen! In the world of
photography, it is important to protect your camera and your investment.
Tiffen Protection and UV Control filters offer you protection from the
elements and accidental drops, as well absorb UV light. These filters
can be kept on your lens at all times.
UV Protector (UVP filter)
Protects your camera or camcorder lens against dust, moisture,
fingerprints, scratches and damage. This filter can be kept on your
camera at all times.
- Most popular protection filters
- Provides basic reduction of UV light
25mm, 28mm, 30mm, 30.5mm, 34mm, 37mm, 40.5mm, 43mm, 46mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm
Digital Ultra Clear Protective Filter
Helps protect your lens from dust, scratches, dirt, moisture, fingerprints and more.
- Made for the discerning photographer from the purest quality optical glass
- For digital, video and photo
- Offers ultimate protection for your camera lens
- Protects lens against dirt, grime, fingerprints and damage
- May be kept on your lens at all times
- May be combined with other filters and still provide the highest quality image with maximum detail capture
49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm
TMC 1 – Protection Filter
Ideal for the professional and imaging enthusiast. The durable
one-sided multi-coated filter boasts superior transmission, easy
cleaning surface and scratch resistance.
- Multi-coated protection filter
- High quality optical glass
- Can be left on the lens at all times
- May be combined with other filters
37mm, 46mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm
What does a Circular Polarizing filter do?
What’s the difference between a circular and linear polarizer? Along with UV and ND filters, Polarizer filters are among the essential Digital SLR camera filters every photographer should have this filter guide will explain it all. Polarizing filters provide color and contrast enhancement. Reflected light often shows up as whitish glare that washes out color in an image. A Polarizer filter corrects this problem producing deep, dramatically blue skies. It also removes glare from non-metallic surfaces, such as windows and water. Color saturation in general, especially outdoors, can be improved significantly by using polarizer filters
What does a neutral density filter do?
These filters reduce the amount of light passing through the camera lens without changing the color of the scene. They are especially useful in bright light conditions to help prevent overexposure. Neutral Density filters also allow proper exposure at a wider lens opening for reduced depth-of-field to highlight a key subject by making the foreground and/or background out of focus. ND’s are must have filters especially if you are thinking of doing more landscape and nature photography. Digital photographers, this neutral density filter guide will help you determine the best neutral density filter for your situation. ND filters are one of the essential digital camera filters. They’ll work just as well as b&w nd filters as they do for color photography.
XLE Series (Long Exposure)
The Tiffen XLE Series APEX filter is a 10 stop neutral density filter designed for use on all DSLR, APS-C & Micro 4:3 sensors regardless of lens coating.
Designed for extreme long exposures, the filter will allow you to blur any movement in the scene. The APEX is equipped with a standard near infrared blocker and a Tiffen Hot Mirror to eliminate all IR pollution that long exposure photography is susceptible to. These two features allow you to capture your long exposures without the risk of compromising the color in your image. If you require a heightened red response in your image, either manually reset your white balance or adjust in your post-production software.
Available in sizes: 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm & 82mm
Digital HT filters are available as:
Digital Ultra Clear™, Haze 86 (with 86% UV absorption), Circular
Polarizer, 812® Warming Filter, ND 0.6, ND 1.2, Soft/FX® 3, Star 4 Point
2, and Color-Grad® ND 0.6 in sizes 52mm-82mm. Each filter comes with
its own distinctive soft pouch for storage when not in use.
XLE Series (Long Exposure)
Digital HT filters are a state-of-the-art technological breakthrough in multi-coated photo and video filters. Made for the discerning professional and imaging enthusiast, Digital HT filters with Hi-Trans® Double-Sided Titanium Multi-Coating surpass even military specifications for hardness and durability.*
Digital HT – High Transmission – filters offer the strength of a Titanium coating combined with the purest optical quality glass and Tiffen’s Academy-Award-winning ColorCore™ technology. They present unmatched scratch-resistant durability and worry-free cleaning while other coated filters on the market today cautiously suggest delicate, if any, cleaning procedures, in fear of destroying the coating (and thereby the filter).
And that’s not all – these High Transmission filters feature a low profile titanium finish ring and anti-reflective black lock ring which sets these filters apart from the rest.
Digital HT filters are made in the USA and come with a 10-year warranty – your guarantee of quality assurance. More…
Tiffen’s research and development team has conquered the challenges of multi-coating. No longer is your investment in a multi-coated filter subject to the everyday challenges of dirt, humidity, and potential scratching which can render your multi-coated filter useless.
Along with the extreme toughness and durability, Tiffen Digital HT Titanium Coating features excellent Anti-Reflective and Transmission (HT – High Transmission) characteristics. The Titanium coating consistently reflects less than 1% of the imaging light hitting the front surface of the filter while transmitting nearly 99%.
* Independent testing based on these specifications was conducted at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY.
1. Abrasion test – “Severe” abrasion test according to MIL-C-48497, using eraser stub certified to MIL-E-12387.
2. Adhesion test – tape adhesion test according to MIL-C-48497, using adhesive tape certified to MIL-A-A113 rev C.
3. Humidity Test – humidity test in accordance with MIL-C-48497, 95% RH at 50
degrees C for 24 hours.
Neutral density filters reduce the amount of light going through the
lens into your camera. By reducing the light you are able to achieve the
- Allows the use of slow shutter speeds, with high speed films or
digital cameras, to record movement/image blur in subjects such as
waterfalls, clouds or any fast moving subject
- Gives you full control over your depth of field. You are able to
decrease depth of field by using wider apertures, which helps separate
subjects from their background (subject matter in focus while your
background is blurred)
- Enables cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to
film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could
Variable Neutral Density
The Tiffen Variable ND filter is a unique, versatile and flexible tool, affording you the convenience of using several Neutral Density filters all in one. Primarily used as a photographic tool for controlling depth of field and exposure, the Variable ND is being sought in the video market as well because it is fast, easy to use, small, lightweight, and does not require additional accessories such as a matte box.
The Tiffen Variable ND filter operates on the same principle as a Circular Polarizer – rotate until you reach your desired effect and shoot. It allows you to have continuous control over the amount of light coming through your lens in an approximate range of 2 (ND 0.6) to 8 (ND 2.4) stops – while maintaining the integrity of your image. Note: The evenly spaced indexing marks between MIN and MAX do not represent calibrated stops. They are for reference only, to be used as a density bench-mark to return to a previous setting.
NATural ND (Neutral Density)
Memorializing the groundbreaking achievements made by Tiffen’s founder, Nat Tiffen, the Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filter line provides
game changing improvements in neutral density filtration. With perfect
neutrality across the visual and IR spectrum, resulting in unmatched
color fidelity, these glass filters represent a new era of ND and IRND
- Provides perfect neutrality across the visual and IR spectrum.
- Uses Tiffen’s ColorCore® Process to laminate the filter effect
between two pieces of glass, ensuring the user unparalleled quality and
the guarantee that the effect will not scratch off.
- Prevents excess light from coming in contact with the cameras sensor.
- Will not fade when exposed to harsh lighting conditions.
- Maintains authentic skin tones without washing out the image.
TIFFEN ND STARTER KIT
AUTEL X-STAR PREMIUM™
This custom filter line, designed specifically for the AUTEL X-STAR™
and AUTEL X-STAR PREMIUM™ drones, will feature a Neutral Density 4 (2
stop), Neutral Density 8 (3 stop), Neutral Density 16 (4 stop) and
Polarizing filter. The Neutral Density filters are essential tools in
aerial drone photography and cinematography. Drone operators find that
using nd filters will reduce the camera’s shutter speed, which will
reduce the Jello Effect drone video is known for caused by camera
vibration, creating a more cinematic and natural look. The Polarizers
are essential to adding contrast to blue skies and reducing glare and
reflections off metallic surfaces and water.
Aerial (Drone) Filters
On older drones, such as the Phantom 3 and 4, the aperture is locked at F 2.8, meaning that the only way to successfully obtain proper exposure is to increase your shutter speed. This increase in shutter speed, will often time result in what is known as the “jello effect”, or to simply put it, shaky footage. Depending on the angle you are filming at, your camera may even pick up the edge of your propeller blades, leaving you with an obstructed view and choppy footage.
Newer drones, such as the Phantom 4 PRO and Phantom 4 Advanced, give operators the ability to manually adjust aperture settings, allowing for an enhanced cinematic look. While these exciting new opportunities for filming at a slower shutter speed broaden one’s potential for image capture, they can also present the challenge of maintaining proper light balance. In order to help combat this potential overexposure of light, a Neutral Density filter can now be placed and regularly used on one’s drone camera.
By using a Neutral Density Filter, a certain amount of light will be blocked from reaching your sensor. By limiting the amount of light that comes in contact with the sensor, you will be able to film at slower shutter speeds, and a lower aperture, helping you to successfully achieve a cinematic look.
- Reduces shutter speed down by 2 stops
- Provides better control in conditions with decreasing light, such as dusk or dawn
- Enhances overall image quality by reducing excess vibration
- Reduces shutter speed down by 3 stops
- Provides better control in cloudy conditions
- Enhances overall image quality by reducing excess vibration
- Reduces shutter speed down by 4 stops
- Provides better control in bright and partly cloudy conditions
- Enhances overall image quality by reducing excess vibration
- Adds contrast to blue skies
- Makes clouds pop off in the background
- Reduces glare off of reflective surfaces such as water and tall buildings
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY
Welcome to the Tiffen PRO100 Series Camera Filter System. The sleek
and innovative design of our filter holder enables you to use up to two
Tiffen Award Winning 4mm thick glass Motion Picture/Television filters
at once, giving you the opportunity to create images like never before.
- Extremely durable Aluminum Frame equipped with rubberized grips, allowing for a secure fit for 4X4 and 4X5.650 filters
- Holds up to two, 4mm thick filters
- Fully rotatable adapter ring
- Edge sealed to prevent light leaks*
- Works with adapter rings from 49mm-82mm
*Felt tabs provided for long exposure photography
PRO100 Series Filter System
Very few feelings can compare to those we experience when we
successfully capture that “perfect” in-camera shot. While post
production edits can add substantial value to our imagery, the effects
we receive from proper camera filtration will, and have always been,
those of which we strive to see successfully achieved in our
photography. These effects, such as the enhancement of vibrant blue
skies, smooth wispy water and dramatic sunsets, are all made possible
with the help of a tool such as Tiffen’s PRO100 Series Filter System.
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILTRATION
Tiffen’s proprietary ColorCore® process assures color
consistency every time. This, along with our innovative product designs,
has earned us Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® , as well as EMMY® Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences®.
Produced and narrated by Carey Duffy, along with Steven Poster ASC as
project consultant, and photographed by cinematographer Stephen Murphy.
The film focuses the viewer’s attention by categorizing the style and
effects type produced by the filters into main classifications – i.e.
Black Halation, White Halation, Optical Resolution – and then sub
categories them into named sets, showing the effect of the individual
Tiffen’s 4K Diffusion Test Film was produced to clearly show viewers the
distinctive variances and subtle differences across our large range of
Diffusion filters. It’s not that these filters are specifically 4K – the
4K label has been attached to the presentation because the production
was shot and is also available in 4K deliverable formats, as well as
The Tiffen Fog filter mimics the effect of natural fog, creating a
soft glow and flare and producing a warm romantic tone. A natural fog
causes lights to glow and flare. Contrast is generally lower, and
sharpness may be affected as well. Fog filters mimic this effect of
atomized water droplets in the air. The soft glow can be used to make
lighting more visible, make it better felt by the viewer. The effect of
humidity in, say, a tropical scene can be created or enhanced.
lighter grades, these filters can take the edge off excess contrast and
sharpness. Heavier grades can create unnatural effects, as for fantasy
Cool Day For Night
Day for Night filters are a great way to create the look of night
during the day without the hassle. Combined with proper exposure
compensation, Tiffen Day for Night filters are an easy and cost
effective way to create a realistic dusk or nighttime appearance when
filming during the day, simplifying production requirements. These
filters will save the expense of what might be extensive lighting needed
for large areas when actually shooting at night, instead of making use
of available sunlight. The Cool Day for Night is based on the
that moonlight is cool, therefore bluish in color. To simulate a
feeling of moonlight, a particular shade of lavender is used, producing
visual coolness while maintaining realistic flesh tones.
Is a softening filter that allows you to maintain sharp, clear focus
in the center of the image while blurring the perimeter of the frame.
This helps to isolate your central subject matter while softening the
Have milder flare and softening characteristics than standard Fog
filters while exhibiting a much greater effect on contrast, especially
in the stronger grades. A very thick natural fog will still allow
close-up objects to appear sharp. So will a Double Fog filter. The key
to the effect is the much lower contrast combined with a minimal amount
of highlight flare.
Adds a warm, pale greenish-brown coloration across the entire image
to provide a nostalgic, old-fashioned appearance. The solid color design
makes this filter well-suited to pairing with other filters for further
control over the appearance of imagery.
The 2 color density provides
less sepia coloration than the 3 density, but more than the 1 density
Special effects filter designed to render a single light ray from a
point light source.
This filter features a single series of etched lines
spaced 2mm apart from each other, which run diametrically across the
This filter is set in a non-rotating mount and can be
used in conjunction with a filter holder or other filter to adjust the
orientation of the light ray to suit your composition or desired effect.
WHAT IS A COLOR FX FILTER?
Color FX Filters add a little something extra to your images, like an
Enhancing filter for fall foliage. They transform an average scene into
something spectacular. Whether it is enhancing certain details of a
landscape, warming up skin tones, or adding a dramatic sky to your
photo, Color FX filters provide you with the solution.
- 812® Warming
- Color-Grad® Sunrise/Color-Grad® Blue
FL-D® & FL-B®
Provides correct color, removing harsh green cast caused by
fluorescent bulbs. Use FL-D with daylight film and FL-B with tungsten
film. Pleasing skin tones under fluorescent lighting without flash.
True-to-life color rendition. Essential in any environment where ambient
light source is fluorescent.
Color Correction Filters
Sunlight, daylight, incandescent, fluorescent, and other artificial
light sources all have color characteristics that vary significantly.
Color correction filters give you better images by adjusting for these
light variations. Film and video are rated for a particular color
temperature such as that of daylight or tungsten light. Filters are used
to correct differences in color temperature between the recording
medium and the light source.
Colored 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, black
and white camera filters can also be used as a creative tool in color
FULL FIELD DIOPTERS
Close Up or Full Field Diopters are used to shorten the close
focusing distance when using a fixed focal length, allowing the camera
to focus closer to the subject. This is extremely useful for lenses,
especially Anamorphic lenses do not have a close focusing distance.
1/2, 1, 2, 3
These Diopters allow you to achieve very creative in-camera effects.
They are a tool that allow for experimentation. These diopters allow you
to achieve varied focus, diffusion and even double imaging effects.
They come in a 15mm Strip as well as a 30mm Strip. The 30mm is a wider
strip that accommodates different focal lengths and image sizes.
15mm Strip: 1, 2, 3
30mm Strip: 1, 2, 3
Split Diopters are an incredible tool that help you enhance
depth-of-field. They allow for more of the scene to be in total focus
simultaneously. These diopters are semi-circular pieces of glass that
are mounted in ring form. They can be rotated in a Matte-Box to achieve
the desired effect.
1/2, 1, 2, 3
Letter Box Diopters are considered the reverse of the Strip Diopters.
An open slot in the center (similar to a slot in a mail/letter box) is
flanked by diopter glass on either side. These diopters allow you to
create interesting effects while experimenting and allow you to achieve
varied focus, diffusion and double imaging effects. They come in 15mm
and 30mm formats.
15mm Letterbox: 1, 2, 3
30mm Letterbox: 1, 2, 3
IRND 1.2 + GLIMMERGLASS 1/2 POLARIZER
Tiffen has combined innovative IRND technology with our Linear
Polarizing and Glimmerglass® filters to createan exciting new
four-in-one combination filter. These filters provide color and contrast
enhancement; remove unwanted glare from reflections while adding a
subtle glow of Glimmerglass® diffusion effect. The combination provides
cinematographers with sensitive controlled filtration in exterior
Five years ago Tiffen responded to the demand of IR pollution control filters. Now we’re expanding the range bycombining the technical benefits of IRNDs with some of our best selling Special Effect Filters. Once again,Tiffen’s ColorCore™ technology provides filmmakers with the necessary tools to create the world’s greatestimages.
Full Spectrum IRND + POLA & IR + POLA Filters
Tiffen has combined innovative IR technology with our Linear Polarizing Filter to create new IRND + Pola and IR+ Pola Filters. These filters provide color and contrast enhancement; remove glare and hot spots on faces andimprove detail, definition and color saturation. Five years ago Tiffen responded to the demand of IR pollutioncontrol filters. Now we’re expanding the range by combining the technical benefits of IRNDs with some of ourbest selling Special Effect Filters. Once again, Tiffen’s ColorCore™ technology provides filmmakers with thenecessary tools to create the world’s greatest images.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- 3 filters-in-one (or 2-in-1 for IR + Pola) reducing multiple surfaces and potential reflection from stacked filters
- Designed for digital cameras with CMOS & CCD sensors with heightened response to the Red channel
- Absorbs pollution in the Far Red (visible), Near Infrared and Far Red wavelengths.
- IR absorbing component is proportionate to the ND value• Removes unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass.
- Saturates colors providing better contrast without affecting the overall color balance.
- Eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots.
- Ideal for lightweight or clip-on matte boxes
- One Year Warranty
- Available in ND densities 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 and IR without ND in sizes 4 x 4, 4 x 5.650, 6.6 x 6.6 and 138mm
The Tiffen IRND 3.0 is a Neutral Density filter providing 10-stop exposure absorption. The high density blocks light emission of the visual spectrum into the camera, allowing you to photograph with a much slower shutter speed or at a wider aperture than required. The IR blocker allows for less Infra-Red pollution which has been attributed to long exposures on smaller crop sensors
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Reduces amount of light passing through camera lens
- Allows slower shutter speeds to produce blurred motion effects.
Especially useful in bright light conditions to help prevent overexposure
- IR blocker added to allow for control of Infra-Red pollution
- Made of Water White Glass
New Tiffen IR Variable ND available in 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 62,
67, 72, 77 and 82mm Ring Sizes