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Tiffen 37ND9 37mm ND.9 Filter

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37mm
  • Eliminates overly bright, washed-out images.
  • Balances exposure.
  • Controls depth-of-field.
  • Allows slower shutter speeds to produce blurred motion effects.
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Tiffen 37ND9 37mm ND.9 Filter + Tiffen 37ND6 37mm Neutral Density 0.6 2-Stop Filter (Gray) + TIFFEN 37mm UV Protector Filter
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Technical Details

Size: 37mm
  • Brand Name: Tiffen
  • Model: 37ND9
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

Size: 37mm
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 1 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000AIS1T
  • Item model number: 37ND9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Size: 37mm

Neutral Density 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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Build and optical quality are good.
Radek
If you have spent good money on your glass, though, go ahead and spend good money on a filter and get a higher quality one.
Sig
The long exposure creates that seamless flow of water that looks so great.
Jeremy Carragher

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Jason Mongue on November 30, 2010
Size Name: 77mm Verified Purchase
I've put this filter on many Canon lenses and it's worked just fine with no perceivable loss in image quality EXCEPT on one lens.

For about a week, I used this off and on a 24-105/4L IS. Near the end of the week I noticed a faint scratch/abrasion in the dead center of the filter as well as on the front element of the lens. Thus, I stopped using it (on the trip). When I returned to civilization and the land of the internet, I did some searching and found quite a few other folks (on dpreviewDOTcom) complaining about the same issue with the Tiffen filter and their 24-105/4L lens.

All in all, I'd recommend this filter, but try it on all the lenses you intend to use to make sure there's some clearance between the filter and the front element.
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144 of 177 people found the following review helpful By Balaji on April 22, 2010
Size Name: 72mm Verified Purchase
If you think this is the strongest ND filter you can get, then it is wrong. DO NOT BUY THIS. This is only 3-stop and there are 9 or 10 stop filters available. Learn about ND filters before settling on one.

With this ND filter, you cannot take pictures of water falls in bright day light (even with smallest aperture (F22)). But if you want to take the same later in the day (around sunset), this will help you a lot. I took lots of pictures using this filter during my trip to Yosemite. I could take really nice waterfall motion (with 1 sec exposure during sunset) but all the pictures I took during day time were washed out...they all became too bright.

If you have a polarizing filter, you may stack on top of it (be careful with vignetting) to get more darkness.

The filter itself is very well built and I was able to easily screw/unscrew from the lens. I would put some more money to get more f-stop. I will post some sample pics I took soon.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Osborn on April 5, 2008
Size Name: 72mm Verified Purchase
I needed a darker neutral density filter than I already had. I got this one and used it on a recent vacation to shoot some sunrises and sunsets. I was extremely pleased with the results. Also, I thought the price on Amazon was excellent. There are other brands out there that cost more, but I have always liked Tiffen products, and knew that I would have no issues with it.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Susan Miller on May 27, 2012
Size Name: 77mm Verified Purchase
While not the strongest Nd filter out there, it offers (for my needs) the perfect amount of power. I'm very big on landscape and waterscape photography and this allows me to take the photos I want in just about all of the conditions imaginable. Some have stated that they can't get wispy waterfalls during the day and please allow me to correct them, yes you can and I will upload photo examples if someone would like to see them. I've shot with this filter in all conditions, ranging from full sun to cloudy skys and it's terrific! Again, you do not have to wait for sunset!

The Filter is high quality, easy to screw on and off and it drastically cuts down the light passing through your lens allowing you to take some beautiful shots.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Carragher TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 27, 2013
Size Name: 67mm Verified Purchase
I tend to avoid filters. I'm not a photoshop guy. I like my images to be as natural as possible. With that being said ND filters are one of the very few filters that I will attach to my lens. Yes I said ND filters. Reasons are below.

I purchased this filter for night photography. I wanted to create the trailing headlight/taillight cityscapes that you often see online. One of my favorite things about owning a DSLR is the ability to leave the shutter open for a few seconds of time. This enables things like Light painting (google it its awesome). I was frustrated to learn that leaving the shutter open for a few seconds at dusk will leave your image blown out, i.e. way too bright.

I did some research and learned that you need this filter in order to leave your lens open for that long. Tiffen does a great job of darkening your image while preserving the colors that you see with your eye. I am extremely happy with the purchase.

ND FilterS?

Yes. My girlfriend bought me the same exact filter. She felt terrible and thought she ruined Christmas. I was excited to give her purchase a try because i read about ND filter stacking. This expands your possibilities even further. With two filters stacked I was able to take daytime photography of Niagara falls. The long exposure creates that seamless flow of water that looks so great.

Summary:

1 Filter will work great for dusk exposures where you want that trailing headlight/taillight effect. It will also work for day shots but with a quicker shutter speed than at night.

2 Filters work great during the day to really show the water flow.

Either way these filters are some of my favorite to use. The build quality has yet to fail me and I don't see any drastic color degradation. Hopefully if your reading this you are making the same "mistake" that my girlfriend made :)...except you can say that you meant too and give the reasons why.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Abhishek Banerji on May 27, 2009
Size Name: 58mm Verified Purchase
Got this mainly for photographing waterfalls and it does a gr8 job. Didnt notice any loss of image quality because of this.
Very useful accessory.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mike on June 18, 2012
Size Name: 37mm Verified Purchase
This review is for the 37 mm filter.

I've taken a few pictures of the same scenes with and without the filter to test it.
* The filter does cut the amount of light by approximately a factor of 8, which is what it should as a ND 0.9 filter. If you need more, look for a different filter, but this works as advertised.
* In images of the same scene, with auto-white balance on, I notice a *very slight* yellow cast. Gimp (freeware version of Photoshop) fixes it easily, and I'm sure I could fix it by fiddling with the camera's white balance.
* The filter did come a little dusty, but with no damage.
* My filter is held tightly in place, but a few reviews mention it being loose. If it is, you should be able to fix it by tightening the retaining ring.

I also tested it with a UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The OD is about 0.9 for most of the visible range. It is 1 at 405 nm and drops to 0.8 at 682 nm. The OD increases sharply at shorter wavelengths and decreases sharply at longer wavelengths, which explains the (again, very slight) yellow cast.
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