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Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters)

B&H # TIISK77 Mfr # W77INDSTDKT
You Pay: $297.95
Product Highlights
  • Eliminates Infrared Bleed Above 700nm
  • Allows Use of Higher Density ND Filters
  • Use for Action, Nature - Fast Objects
  • Can Blur Your Subject w/No Color Shift
  • Allows High Speed Film in Bright Light
  • Use for Film,Digital,Video/Cine, iPhone
  • High Quality Water White Glass
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty

The Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit is a filter outfit (4 filters) for the outdoor shooter who wishes to create special effects without having to put in any post-production time. This combination of neutral density filters gives you the freedom to make some unique and effective images that would ordinarily not be possible.

Color shift is a critical factor in digital photography. This color shift is directly affected by the infrared spectrum.  Specifically, in high definition photography, the sensitivity of imaging sensors to IR has become a challenge. This is particularly evident when using standard neutral density filters that absorb visible light but pass infrared.

Unlike many photographic films, the CCD or CMOS of a digital camera is inherently susceptible to infrared contamination, even when the manufacturer attempts to reduce this problem by adding an infrared absorbing filter on top of the image sensor. Because these filters do not have a sharp cutoff at the infrared wavelengths there has to be a compromise in order not to exclude visible red wavelengths. This results is some infrared wavelengths being allowed to pass.

While minor infrared contamination does not normally cause much of a problem for visible images, when using conventional neutral density filters especially denser grades, this issue is multiplied by the filter factor.

Tiffen has now addressed this problem with the introduction of its exclusive line of IR/ND filters. This is particularly important as it now allows for the use of the denser grades of Neutral Density filters needed for these light sensitive cameras while, at the same time, maintaining complete color balance.

The kit contains a 1-stop (0.3), 2-stop (0.6), 3-stop (0.9) and 4-stop (1.2) set of ND filters. Using these filters permits you to use slower shutter speeds that can produce blurred effects of nature, sports or any action you choose, i.e. flowing water, birds in flight, cars - just about anything you can think of. It also permits you to shoot on the beach or in bright light when using high speed ISO ratings by enabling slower shutter speeds to be employed.  Irrespective of the medium you are using such as film, digital, video or cine, neutral density filters are quite valuable and should be a part of any shooter's arsenal of tools.  

Often it is necessary or desirable to control the light intensity within a given frame. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed. A neutral density filter will allow you to retain exposure control but will not affect the color of the image.

Neutral Density filters allow you to shoot under conditions that would normally be impossible to shoot under - particularly outside in snow, beach or extreme bright light scenarios. For the landscape photographer, irrespective of the format you use (film, digital, video or cine), this filter is almost a necessity because it permits you to maintain creative control over a tough lighting venue while still maintaining proper exposure.

For those who like moody, soft creative looks to their images, this filter can produce blurred movement when used with waterfalls, fast moving objects (cars, etc) and even nature subjects such as birds in flight or running animals. There are people who even use them on their iPhone to capture interesting images when a traditional camera isn't handy.

Tiffen uses the highest quality Water White Glass that contains an anti-glare and anti-reflective coating. This glass reduces the greenish tint sometimes common in standard glass. Water White Glass permits accurate color transmission. It is clear to the eye and is characterized by an optically pure composition that delivers the highest caliber of image possible.

Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty.

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

Enables slow shutter speeds to be used with high speed ISO ratings; create dramatic images with blurred movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
Permits greater creative control by allowing wider apertures to be used which helps separate subjects from their background
Reduces the amount of light entering the lens - allows use of slower shutter speeds with higher ISO settings on digital cameras, high-speed films, video and cine cameras
It is always difficult to use film, digital or video cameras under bright light conditions such as snow, sand or other bright scenes since these conditions can easily cause overexposure. This filter removes the challenge of recording images under these conditions by permitting the photographer to control the proper exposure while still maintaining creative control

Superior Quality

Top Hollywood motion picture studios rely on Tiffen filters for their multi-million-dollar productions Superior quality and design make Tiffen the overwhelming choice of moviemakers, professional photographers and even NASA
Tiffen has also been awarded an Emmy, from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for its engineering excellence
Type Indie Pro Filter Kit
Size 77mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor ND.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop, reduces ISO by 1/2)
ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO by 1/4)
ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO by 1/8)
ND1.2 (exposure adjustment = 4 stops, reduces ISO by 1/16)
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Reduce the amount of light reaching the film
Application General outdoor photography, i.e. landscape, nature
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Water White Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters)
  • 77mm 0.3 Neutral Density Filter
  • 77mm 0.6 Neutral Density Filter
  • 77mm 0.9 Neutral Density Filter
  • 77mm 1.2 Neutral Density Filter
  • Soft Storage Pouch
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters)
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Easy to use (6)

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        5.0

        They are good standaed Tiffen quality.

        By Ray T

        from Campbell, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters):

          They work as advertised and are well constructed.

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          4.0

          Awesome

          By The Smash Standard

          from Huntington Beach, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation
            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters):

            I use these NDs on rokinon cine lenses with my Red Scarlet (which does suffer from IR pollution) and I love them. Sure they're not the super expensive filters, but I'm not using super expensive lenses either. Works fine for my personal projects. Effectively blocks IR and helps save me a step in post. Some very minor vignetting at certain lens setting, but that's to be expected.

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            1.0

            Booo!

            By Mack the Mac Guy

            from Little Rock, AR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters):

                  Sent these back. Get a Fader ND instead for great video! Too expensive!

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                  5.0

                  Great Filter Set

                  By stunts1979

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Film Professional

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Panoramic Filming
                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters):

                    Had to get a set of 77mm filters for my Canon 24-70L lens. Normally use a Matte Box for it but with the telescoping lens it becomes a pain. These filters worked great out in the Arizona sun, allowing us to maintain great DOF. Worth every penny.

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                    5.0

                    A must if you shoot HDSRL

                    By yocarlosyo

                    from Guanajuato, México

                    About Me Film Professional

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                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters):

                      These filters are such necessary if you're shooting in exterior, you can shoot f 1.4 even in a sunny day

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                      5.0

                      The best ND Filters I've used!!

                      By Pattyjae

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Slight cool colour shift

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters):

                      I bought the filters after I had some bad experience with some cheap ND's I bought from the most popular auction site. And they are amazing! The shots look beautiful with no immediately noticeable colour shift! Upon testing under controlled lighting conditions, a slight cool (Blue/green) colour shift is noticable, especially in the higher densities. The pouch/case included is great! The products are well built [...]!

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                      5.0

                      Great Tiffen Quality ND FIlters...

                      By tpl

                      from asheville, nc

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Indie Standard Infrared/Neutral Density Filter Kit (0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 IR/ND Filters):

                          These ND filters are just fantastic.
                          Worth every penny.

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