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Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter

You Pay: $11.89
Product Highlights
  • 0.9 Solid ND Filter
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter is a solid ND filter providing a 3 stop exposure reduction. This 0.9 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and are ideal for pairing with other filters.

This filter is 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.

0.9 neutral density filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 3 stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Filter does not affect coloration of the image and is ideal for use with other filters.
Type Solid neutral density
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor 0.9 (3 stop)
Effect Permits a longer exposure
Color Temperature Does not affect color
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Clear optics (17)
    • Strong construction (17)
    • Firm mount (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (18)
      • Lens protection (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does just what I need it to do.

      Pretty straightforward here. I'm not a big critic of optical quality so I wouldn't know where or how to begin, but when I need less light at a given aperture it does just...Read complete review

      Pretty straightforward here. I'm not a big critic of optical quality so I wouldn't know where or how to begin, but when I need less light at a given aperture it does just that. Great for catching a little blur or movement at an aperture of my choosing.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Unlucky I guess, hear me out

      I'm really sorry to give a poor review on a super simple project but something doesn't seem right.

      I own a videocamera with a 1/4" sensor, not friendly on...Read complete review

      I'm really sorry to give a poor review on a super simple project but something doesn't seem right.

      I own a videocamera with a 1/4" sensor, not friendly on getting nice shallow DOF shots. I purchased two of these so that I could stack them and use them on really bright days and to open up my iris without changing the shuter speed. (My cam is a HMC40)

      For some reason, even though you cannot see it, when I stacked two of them together, my greens from the trees, became ORANGE. Yes there was a SLIGHT change in whites, but why are my greens... orange???

      Since I cannot post a link to proove I'm not crazy, go to a site called pinkbike (it's a online community for mountain bikers like myself), after reaching the homepage, in the url add /photo/5414815/ to the end of it. That is my frame grabs with these filters. I don't know why this is like this at all.

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      5.0

      Great product !

      By Lakeshia (Miles) Photography

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

      This is a must have on a bright day ! I love filters and hate wash out images so this filter is a perfect match for me !

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      5.0

      Good filter

      By HowieInTexas

      from Ft Worth

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

      Use this on my Fuji X20 and it does the job when I throw the aperture wide open during bright daylight.

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      4.0

      Tiffen Filter

      By Paul k

      from Orlando,FL.

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

            Impressive quality,nice price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great filter for the price

            By GPhotography

            from Southern California

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

            I use this filter on my Lumix FZ200 offten to take long exposures of waterfalls, clouds, and other subjects in nature. The filter itself is very sturdy and it fit on my 52mn lens perfectly. I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a quality filter at a great price.

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            5.0

            High quality ND filter

            By Kevin

            from Pittsburgh, Pa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                this is a must have for DSLR filmmaking in bright situations.

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                5.0

                Must have accessory

                By Awakened Heart Productions

                from Carrollton, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                  Marvelous Ziess lenses aren't any good when there's TOO MUCH LIGHT. Fortunately I had my old Canon lens with these filters. They saved the shoot. Now, to get them for the Zeiss. I'm not shooting outside without them.
                  Probably the .9ND and one level lower for the primes.

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                  4.0

                  Good product

                  By Walt

                  from Colorado, USA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                      I use it for shooting groups in full sun. This is the 3-stop ND filter and does the job nicely.I wish it were thinner, but then it would be over $100, so I am happy that I have no vignetting with the Tiffen on a 24mm lens.

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                      5.0

                      Fine product at reasonable price

                      By Novice Photographer

                      from Wilmington, DE

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                      Used to adjust exposure by 3 stopts. Works very well and I am pleased with the product. It is used on the Fuji X10, which should have this feature built in.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Value

                      By Traderjoe

                      from Bourbon & Bluegrass Country

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                        Have always found Tiffen filters to be a great value and well made.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good for what it's made for

                        By Eytan

                        from Washington, DC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                          I use this for portraits so I can use a lower aperture for more bokeh on my 50mm f1.8 canon lens. Very simply, it does what it's supposed to

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works well.

                          By Crater

                          from Galloway, NJ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation
                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                            Great filter, used it on my 50mm 1.8 in the afternoon and I got the results I wanted. Remember, this is a 0.9 ND Filter.

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                            5.0

                            Great!

                            By Quique

                            from Spain

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation
                              • Lens Protection
                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                              This product is going really good! I love it!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Spiffy Little Filter

                              By Josh

                              from Tennessee

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shallow Depth of Field

                                Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                I used this product on a shoot the other day, and with it, I shot some spectacular footage. I was looking for a shallow depth of field for video on a very sunny day, and this did the trick.

                                Nothing not so great about it.

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                                5.0

                                Appears to be strong. Haven't tested yet

                                By Jahshoewa11

                                from Indiana

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                    Received the filter roughly two weeks ago. Appears to be of good quality. I haven't had a chance to test yet.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Sunglasses for your lens

                                    By Roland

                                    from Albuquerque, New Mexico

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                    Sometimes there's just too much light. If you are interested in using a slow shutter to capture motion, you need to reduce the light getting to the sensor. A neutral density filter will give you that extra reduction of a stop or so to get the shot you envision. It's sunglasses for your lens.

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                                    5.0

                                    good bang for the buck

                                    By jimbo

                                    from gig harbor,wa.

                                    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 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                      This in ND filter does the job. Good results.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Filter

                                      By Photo enthusiast

                                      from Tampa, Florida

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Image manipulation

                                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                        Does exactly what its supposed to, good quality and not expensive. I was impressed with what I got for the money.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Exactly as described

                                        By Big Bear Tommy

                                        from Big Bear City, CA

                                        About Me Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Picture Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Panoramic Filming

                                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                          Works just the way it was described.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Fine piece of glass

                                          By JJ2U

                                          from Freehold, NJ

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Color Correction
                                            • Image Manipulation
                                            • Slows shutter speeds

                                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                            This is my third Tiffen ND filter and I am very happy with all of them. They are well made, do their job and don't cost an arm and a leg.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Good Filter

                                            By CM

                                            from CT

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Clear Optics
                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Image Manipulation

                                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter:

                                              Does just what it is supposed to, allows for slower shutter speeds to emphasize motion in water or clouds.

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                                              • No

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