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Tiffen 82mm Variable ND Filter

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  • Provides 2 to 8 stops of light control
  • Thin profile ring - 9mm
  • Wider outer optic to help reduce vignetting at wide angles
  • Made with high quality optical glass using Tiffen's ColorCore™ technology
  • Made in the USA
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Style:82 mm  |  Color:Gray

The Tiffen variable ND filter is a unique and flexible tool, affording you the convenience of using several neutral density filters in one 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 following: • 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) • Allows you to shoot high speed film (above ISO 400) in bright outdoor situations by reducing effective ISO • Enables cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure Primarily used for controlling depth of field and exposure, the variable ND is easy to use, small, lightweight, and does not require additional accessories. Neutral density filters reduce the amount of light going through the lens into your camera. By reducing the light you are able to use of slow shutter speeds, with high speed films or digital cameras, to record movement/image blur in subjects such as waterfalls or any fast moving subject. It also gives you full control over your depth of field. 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. Box Contains 1 x Filter 1 x Instruction manual 1 x Filter pouch


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Style Name: Filter OnlyColor: black
As a pro photographer I carefully researched variable ND filters beforehand. The Tiffen and Singh-Ray seemed to come out in the top of the heap, and so I ordered both and tried them out. My primary goal was to be able to shoot headshots in bright light outdoors at wide apertures blurring backgrounds and using fill flash. I also wanted to be able to use the filter for landscapes, too (so for the Singh-Ray I got the thin mount to avoid vignetting). I was going to be testing for COLOR CAST, SHARPNESS, and VIGNETTING. I tested both lens under different lighting conditions on different days, with and without filters on, and on different Canon lens (I shoot with a Canon 5DmkIII).

First thing I realized was the reviews were right, you cannot use your lens hood with either filter. I believe you can buy a lens cap that will cover one or the other; otherwise you have to be really careful. The greater problem outdoors though is without the lens hood you can get horrible flare.

BOTH lens have a COLOR CAST; it's described as "warm" but it's a warm green cast which might be fine for landscapes for some people, but even with custom WB using a gray card and color checker, and shooting in RAW, I was not happy with the cast. It wasn't fully correctable on skin tones with either filter; especially nasty at greater density. At the lightest density the cast was more correctable but still not as accurate as without the filter.

BOTH lens have a VIGNETTE at anything below 35mm, especially the more density you use. The Tiffen was worse on some lens, achieving the infamous X very clearly and quickly, whereas the Singh-Ray had a more muted X only at the higher density.
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Style Name: Filter OnlyColor: black
I have finally had a chance to test this Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter.

1) This filter is able to use 77mm lens caps on the inner ring to protect the glass from damage. You do not need to purchase another cap to cover the external diameter. However you cannot attach any other filter in front of it. But you still can behind the filter.
2) I have tested this filter in a constant lighting room and was able to get 5 to 7 stops of light fall off . This is fantastic as you do not need to carry multiple filters or a lens filter system. For the convenience of space and weight this is ideal for travel photographers. The box claims 2-8 stops (ND 0.6-2.4) of light drop off. My Cokin system has a set of 3 ND filters of 0.3-0.9. I tended to use the 0.6-(0.9+0.6) range so this Tiffen filter still has a better dynamic range.
3) Once you start towards darkening the filter towards the extreme there are some things to consider. a) The color shifts towards magenta at darkest extremes. I noticed this only at the 6-7 stop extreme of darkening. b) When you start to darken to 4 stops you start to get vignetting, and at 5 stops you start to see the bend of an X starting to cross the frame. I tested this vignetting on a APS-C camera sensor with a Tokina 11-16 lens at 13mm. The manual claims that this is a limiting factor while using 2 separate polarization filters on top.
4) When you keep the same density constant, but physically rotate the filter, color will change from yellow to blue. I am guessing these are the 2 polarization's that Tiffen used for the extreme colors to meet evening while in use. Thus I suggest that you properly tighten the filter to be the most even color before you take any pictures or video.
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Style Name: Bag OnlyColor: Sand
I used Domke bags several years ago when I worked as a news photographer. The design was/is one of the best around for a bag to work out of rather than just to carry equipment. I liked the bag for its "floppiness" and its ability to mold itself to your body when carried. The biggest problem with the bags--and I saw this in virtually every Domke bag being carried by news photographers at the time--was that they wore through due to friction. Carrying it every day meant it rubbed against your side and mine eventually wore a big hole in the back. The only other problem I had with the bag was the lack of weather proofing. Being cotton, when they got wet they stayed wet for a long time.

I switched to a waterproofed nylon bag but it had its own problems. Zippers wore out and the rough nylon rubbed against and wore spots on my jackets.

Bottom line is--there is no perfect camera bag. The best I've found has been the Billingham brand (those are 5-star bags). They are dense-weave cotton with a waterproofing applied. They don't wear as easily and they don't absorb water. They're as easy to work out of as a Domke. They cost a LOT more, however.

I like the Domke bags as a less expensive alternative to the Billinghams. I still like to transport equipment in heavily padded, waterproof nylon bags but, more often than not, I'll carry a Domke or Billingham canvas bag when I'm actually shooting photos.
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Style Name: Bag OnlyColor: Sand
This bag, which I own and work out of is well made, roomy and easy to carry. Its day-to-day load includes a 20D/grip, 85/1.8, 28-75/2.8, 70-200/2.8IS, 580EX and meter, Lightsphere, poncho, M530V and charger, extra batts, filters, blank cds, cables. The bag has plenty capacity for the weight I'm willing to carry, and my limit is pretty much where it's at right now, 20 lbs. I also carry around my laptop in a sleeve and more often than not either a 681B, or a 3021BPro/486rc2. I could find another camera bag with more room, but the tradeoff is that it will not get carried around, but left behind in the car or office. The F2 has a nice hand strap, and a very nice shoulder strap that does not chafe or rub my neck. The bag fits behind the seat of my car unobtrusively, and is easy to carry.
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