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Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter

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Product Highlights
  • 2 Stop Graduated Neutral Density Filter
  • Reduce Exposure in Selective Areas
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter is a graduated neutral density filter that helps to specifically darken skies and other bright areas of the image. The filter is densest at the edge and tapers to clear by the middle, with a feathered line between the density and clear areas. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and the 0.6 density provides a 2 stop reduction in light from entering the lens.

Tiffen filters are made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch, and then mounting to precision metal rings.

0.6 ND graduated filter for darkening skies and other bright areas of the image.
Feathered edge is neither soft nor hard, providing a natural-appearing taper between the density and clear areas of the filter.
Neutral density filters do not affect the overall coloration of the image.
Filter Type Graduated neutral density
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor 0.6 (2 stop)
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter
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    Tiffen52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Clear optics (12)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Firm mount (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (10)
      • Color correction (6)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Don't know how I lived without it!!!

      I use this on about half of all my landscape shots now, I think- I have NO idea how I lived so long without it. It sure saves time in post-processing! My ONLY...Read complete review

      I use this on about half of all my landscape shots now, I think- I have NO idea how I lived so long without it. It sure saves time in post-processing! My ONLY request would be that Tiffen put a notch or bump on one side of the ring, so I could locate center top (or bottom) with absolute certainty by touch. It's not always easy to tell TTL on a bright day, so sometimes I get interesting "special effects"! Nonetheless- this is ALWAYS in my bag now.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Fine for ND function but -

      I am experimenting with Nikkor AIS manual focus lenses for landscapes with my D800 as they have useful depth of field scales unlike the AF lenses. My 28mm f2 AIS is becoming a favorite...Read complete review

      I am experimenting with Nikkor AIS manual focus lenses for landscapes with my D800 as they have useful depth of field scales unlike the AF lenses. My 28mm f2 AIS is becoming a favorite but this filter vignettes the corners a large amount. A 28mm lens is common for landscapes but this filter is too thick to work with them - a bad design flaw in my book. I could expect some vignetting for a 24mm but not the common everyday 28mm focal length.

      With enough image cropping it works and does the job of balancing sky exposure to foreground and that is the only reason it got even 3 stars. This thing might be OK for DX but limited use for FX camera bodies. Not sure it would even work with a 35mm lens with the 52mm thread as cropping is so bad on my 28mm.

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      5.0

      Great filter

      By Puffy penguin

      from White plains

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

      Does exactly what it says, I have dtop it a couple of times and I can tell it's made of top quality meterals.

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      5.0

      Very well-built, and a very good value

      By untrammeled

      from Polson, MT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Arrived Clean And Perfect
      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Firm Mount
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exposure Dynamic Range
        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

        I use this filter the standard way, to improve exposure dynamic range landscape shots with lots of bright sky. Out of the box the filter was very clean with no visible defects. Coated glass and metal, not plastic. The coating is excellent, cleans well and the image is very sharp. Fits my Nikon lenses firmly with a good snug to it, yet still can be unscrewed with ease when you need to. The outer ring turns smoothly but with just enough friction to hold in the position you leave it. I have not used it enough yet to gauge scratch-and-dent resistance, for me that usually takes several months. So far, a fine product and very good value.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Big bang for the buck

        By Steve

        from Murray, KY

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Smooth Rotation
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation
          • Light Balance

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

          I put the filter on my lens and can see substantial improvement in sky color just looking at the camera monitor. Haven't had a chance to go picture taking yet but feel sure it will make great improvements in landscape shots.

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          • No

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          4.0

          GND filter

          By Radiann

          from Bisbee, AZ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

            Landscape PhotographyGood quality glass works well

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Don't leave home without it!

            By Neo-Retro

            from Colorado

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Great Value
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation
              • Outdoor

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

              Lowlight high contrast landscape shots are what I use this for. My full format D600 can capture a surprising contrast range even without using HDR (I gave up trying to figure out using this setting). The Grad ND filter makes that occasional extreme shot happen. Not an everyday use filter but I will always carry one along with a polarizer out in the field. The Tiffen was the easy choice. Glass and Made in USA were the usual reasons for selecting Tiffen. A round plastic case would be nice since its not a protector and I don't use the oversized one provided, but the great price and quality make this a non-issue of course.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Fine for ND function but -

              By Gary I

              from Central Illinois

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                I am experimenting with Nikkor AIS manual focus lenses for landscapes with my D800 as they have useful depth of field scales unlike the AF lenses. My 28mm f2 AIS is becoming a favorite but this filter vignettes the corners a large amount. A 28mm lens is common for landscapes but this filter is too thick to work with them - a bad design flaw in my book. I could expect some vignetting for a 24mm but not the common everyday 28mm focal length.

                With enough image cropping it works and does the job of balancing sky exposure to foreground and that is the only reason it got even 3 stars. This thing might be OK for DX but limited use for FX camera bodies. Not sure it would even work with a 35mm lens with the 52mm thread as cropping is so bad on my 28mm.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Allows for a properly exposed landscape

                By Brandon

                from Hershey, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                  If you have a bright sky and still want to capture details in both sky and land, this filter will do the trick.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works exactly like it should

                  By oreo

                  from Pasadena, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                    The filter works exactly like it should - easy to use and great for sunset shots.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Just what i needed fro my D90

                    By DLJ Photo

                    from Vail Colorado

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                      Thin, works great with the polor filter i have. it was just what i was looking for!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Excellent product

                      By Ri Dionne

                      from Granby Quebec

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction

                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                        Good optic and provide good transition under clear blue sky

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Nice filter

                        By Luciano

                        from Atlanta

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscapescenery

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                          Perfect solution for landscape photography to avoid washed-out sky in high-contrast scenes.
                          I was going for the Cokin, but then I thought this would be more suitable for me (yes, it does not have the set up flexibility of the Cokin, but is way faster and easier to use).
                          The lower price made me choose this item, instead of the Hoya.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Don't know how I lived without it!!!

                          By Betsy AKA 9and3quarters

                          from Rhode Island, USA

                          About Me Geek, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                              I use this on about half of all my landscape shots now, I think- I have NO idea how I lived so long without it. It sure saves time in post-processing! My ONLY request would be that Tiffen put a notch or bump on one side of the ring, so I could locate center top (or bottom) with absolute certainty by touch. It's not always easy to tell TTL on a bright day, so sometimes I get interesting "special effects"! Nonetheless- this is ALWAYS in my bag now.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Just what I needed!

                              By EK

                              from Arlington, VA

                              About Me Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                Great for landscape photos.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Quality product

                                By Big Bear Tommy

                                from Big Bear City, CA

                                About Me Advanced amateur

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bright sky

                                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                    I ordered the 0.6 neutral density but since I live at high altitude the 0.9 might have been a better choice. There is no problem with the filter, it is exactly as described.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Does the job

                                    By talkingtojoey

                                    from Elizabethtown, PA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Image Manipulation
                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                      I use this mostly for landscape photography, and it works just fine. Haven't really used a lot of graduated filters before, so i can't really compare it to anything else.

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                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Does what it needs to well!

                                      By Boone

                                      from Tulsa, Oklahoma

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Contrast Control
                                        • Lens Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                        Great for the price, but ghosting is sometimes an issue, so if you cam afford multicoat, get that version. Very neutral, no detriment to white balance. STILL USEFUL FOR DIGITAL, SAVES YOU HOURS WORKING WITH RAW, because it fixes too-contrasty landscape scenes in the original file.

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                                        • No

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                                        3.0

                                        Great filter

                                        By ThweetPea

                                        from Nashville, TN

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Firm Mount
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction
                                          • Image Manipulation

                                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                          Used this filter for my landscape shots. It really helped to correct the exposure issue.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          "I would buy this product again and agai

                                          By Big Dog

                                          from Hayward, CA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent Effect
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Color Correction
                                            • Image Manipulation

                                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                            It was great for landscape shots on the Pacific coast

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Good filter

                                            By Frank

                                            from Long Island, NY

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                                  Good for landscapes when the sky is 2 stops brighter than the rest of the photo.

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                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Great for scenery

                                                  By sailor dan

                                                  from Colorado

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Clear Optics
                                                  • Nice gradient for general

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                                      Using this to tone down the sky and bring out the clouds when taking pictures in Mesa Verde and Canyon de Chelly. It really brings out the rock formations without washing out the sky.

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