Tiffen 52mm Solid Neutral Density Infrared (IR) 0.3 Filter

Tiffen 52mm Solid Neutral Density Infrared (IR) 0.3 Filter


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Product Highlights

  • Eliminates Infrared Bleed Above 700nm
  • Permits Using Fast ISO In Bright Light
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Allows Use of Slower Shutter Speeds
  • Helps Control Depth of Field
  • Use With Film or Digital Cameras
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Water White Glass
  • Made in the USA
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The 52mm Solid Neutral Density Infrared (IR) 0.3 Filter from Tiffen has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. This filter provides clearer and purer neutral density than provided by standard ND filters. The benefit is that it works better with today's hi-definition cameras and lenses. Because of this enhanced clarity, stronger grade ND filters can be used while still enabling the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance.

ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera. Neutral Density filters are used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since they allow the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since they can also help to control your depth of field, they permit you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, their value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

A 0.3 Neutral Density filter is traditionally considered the first step on the ND ladder. It requires a one stop exposure compensation. It will prevent you from overexposing in a bright scenario and permits you to shoot at a wider aperture that will have a direct effect on your depth of field. You will be able to isolate a subject by throwing the fore/background out of focus. Shooting at a slower shutter speed will also allow you to create some blur in the image.

Water White glass, incorporating ColorCore technology, is characterized by a high transmission quality. Typically, it will transmit 98-99% of the light. It also features an anti-glare and anti-reflective quality that makes it useful in a wide range of uses including the movie theater industry, store and art displays. The glass is virtually defect-free and is becoming more and more prevalent in digital equipment.

Reduces Infrared Bleed Above 700nm
This is particularly important as it now allows for the use of the heavier grades of neutral density filters needed for hi definition cameras while, at the same time, maintaining complete color balance

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

Superior Quality

Top Hollywood motion picture studios rely on Tiffen filters for their multimillion-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
Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA
UPC: 884613007515
Type Solid Neutral Density IR (infrared)
Size 52mm
5mm thick
Grade 0.3
Filter Factor 1 stop
Reduces ISO by 1/2
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Eliminates Infrared bleed above 700nm
Use of slower shutter speeds
Helps control depth of field
Create a blur effect in water
Application Hi-Definition cameras
To use high speed ISOs in bright light
Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Water White Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.0 x 0.6"
Tiffen 52mm Solid Neutral Density Infrared (IR) 0.3 Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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    Um wow

    By Dj

    from Burlingame, CA

    Verified Buyer


    • Great Picture Quality


      Best Uses

      • Anything Outdoors
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Solid Neutral Density Infrared (IR) 0.3 Filter:

      I recently purchased a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. While educating myself about its strengths and weaknesses I came across a review that warned about how susceptible the sensor is to IR bleed. I went back and checked my test footage and indeed I found the telltale IR pollution in the shadows.

      This filter works perfectly to remove the IR bleed.

      In retrospect I might not have purchased the IR and ND in one filter. It's easy enough to stack them. Fortunately this filter isn't so dense that it limits my ability to shoot outside.

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