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Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

B&H # TIVND77 Mfr # 77VND
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Product Highlights
  • Provides 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Rotating Ring to Choose Degree of ND
  • Eliminates Buying Many ND Filters
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Use With Film or Digital
  • Wide Outer Ring Reduces Vignetting
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty

The 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter from Tiffen offers a unique way of maintaining total control over your depth of field as well as presenting an efficient way to create some special effects. The filter is designed with a built-in rotating ring that controls neutral density ranging from 2 - 8 stops (0.6- 2.4). The heavier the density, the slower your shutter speed will be. This longer exposure allows the shutter to remain open long enough to record the same amount of light but will also create movement within the shot. Another major benefit of this filter is the elimination of having to buy and carry around individual neutral density filters. With this one filter, you can rotate to the degree of ND you want - a real time and money saver.

Simply mount the filter on your lens, set it to "Min" density then frame and focus. Care must be taken with focusing at heavier densities to make sure focus is accurate. However, if it isn't, switch to manual focus and rotate to the desired degree of filtration.

For example, if your standard exposure without the filter is 1/500 @ f/8 and you then set the filter to "Min", you change the shutter speed to 1/125 at the same aperture - thereby losing 2-stops of speed while gaining a hint of "blur" in the image. If that's not enough filtration, continue rotating the filter until you reach the shutter speed you desire. Using the above example, you can even get down to 1/8 second @ f/8 (8 stops). It should be noted that the calibration marks on the filter ring are to be used only for reference and should not be regarded as accurate settings for specific densities.

A Neutral Density filter is 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 it allows 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 it can also help to control your depth of field, it permits you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, its value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

The ColorCore process allows Tiffen to control the color and density of their filters, and the characteristics of special effects filters with much greater accuracy than typical dyed-in-the-mass filters, which usually exhibit color and density variations. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration.

Thin Profile Ring (9mm) - The wider front filter ring helps reduce the possibility of vignetting (the darkening of corners) at wide angle and is not deep enough to accommodate a lens cap
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

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 situation
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
ColorCore Technology
The ColorCore process allows Tiffen to control the color and density of their filters, and the characteristics of special effects filters with much greater accuracy than typical dyed-in-the-mass filters, which usually exhibit color and density variations. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration
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
Type Variable Neutral Density
Size 77mm
9mm thick
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor 2-8 stops
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Yes
Effect To use high speed ISOs in bright light
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
To create special effects such as movement, blur, within the shot
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction ColorCore glass
Front Filter Thread Size 86mm
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Black Nylon Pouch
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 176 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (97)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (124)
    • Improves picture quality (81)
    • Compact (67)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (15)
    • Sharp (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)
    • Poor clarity (3)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (133)
    • Panoramic filming (19)
    • Close up filming (16)
    • Shooting indoors (11)
    • Upgrade (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (48), Film professional (35), Aspiring film maker (17), Parent (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (143), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful Results at a great price

    This simple to use, well made Variable Neutral Density from Tiffen filter won't break the bank. If you are an occasional landscape photographer, it should be a required addition to your arsenal of...Read complete review

    This simple to use, well made Variable Neutral Density from Tiffen filter won't break the bank. If you are an occasional landscape photographer, it should be a required addition to your arsenal of equipment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    save your money

    The filter works great at 2-3.5 stops and on my 16-35mm I don't get any venting. But 4-8 stops it add a horrible magenta color cast to the picture. So everything...Read complete review

    The filter works great at 2-3.5 stops and on my 16-35mm I don't get any venting. But 4-8 stops it add a horrible magenta color cast to the picture. So everything green will look brown. I shoot a lot of landscapes so this is a big problem because anything green looks dead.
    If you want a Variable ND filter save up and get a Singh-Ray Filter.

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Justin L

    from Hamilton, AL

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

      Easy to install and use, Great quality

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Well made.

      By Pat B.

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

        I haven't used this product yet, but am happy with the quality of the filter. Also it comes packaged in its own holder.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice VND Filter

        By Las

        from New Smyrna Beach, FL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

        This is a very nice filter. Good quality and I like that I don't have to change different ND filters.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Very good Filter - Must carry item.

        By Tam Vo

        from Houston

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

          This is very Good Filter for Video Photography and Photography. This is must item carry with me every time I go to shoot.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works as advertised

          By RB

          from Arizona

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

          Came promptly, appears sturdy/good quality... Only used few times but rotated smoothly and neutralized appropriately. Not sure that would use on its strongest settings but will have to experiment with that.

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          1.0

          Buy only if you are limited by budget

          By Ragamuffin

          from Singapore

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                This product causes colouration issues as you swivel the ring. And the usual 'darkening of corners' issues the more you turn the ring, as with other ND faders that doesn't have a designated stop. I regretted buying this and should've paid more for something better made. Good thing though that this fader doesn't cause your picture to go too soft and maintains resolution.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great Tool

                By Andy Smith

                from Minnetonka, MN

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                  I use it with my Canon DSLR. It's nice to dial in the adjustment. Lens cap falls off a lot though and I have to be careful where I place it - the camera will rest its weight on the dial.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good filter

                  By Bernard Photo2Memories

                  from Valle Crucis, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Fotographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                    very good filter

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Filter!

                    By Nov

                    from PA

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Hobbyist, Student, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fantastic Build Quality
                    • Very sharp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                      Haven't used it a lot, but from the times I have used it, it proved to be an amazing filter. Very little if any color shifting and sharpness is so good it's hard to tell that the filter is even on. Build quality is also pretty awesome, happy to see that it's made in the USA.

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                      1.0

                      Poor Results

                      By The_Bob

                      from Washington State

                      About Me Experienced professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Poor Clarity
                      • Uneven Density On Image

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                      This is an expensive variable ND filter, so I expected exceptional results. I bought it for use on my Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f4 G ED VR Wide Angle Zoom Lens. It's horrible. The image is extremely uneven with very noticeable light and dark patches - at all aperture sizes. I am going to contact B&H to see if I can return it for a credit. I am disappointed and unhappy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Variable neutral density filter

                      By Davidhaywood

                      from Hawaii

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                      Easy to install and use. Variable option makes choice easy even for novice users.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome investment for your Lens

                      By Jermaine

                      from New YorK City

                      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Close Up Filming
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                        I used this ND Density filter to simply use high f stops to obtain the best depth of field using my 5d3 for videos.
                        Tuff, durable and easy to screw on and off of my lens
                        I would say Tiffen gets the job done.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Works fine

                        By Just me

                        from St Francis

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                        No worries so save yourself a few bucks buying this.

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                        5.0

                        Best bang for the buck

                        By Gravy

                        from Lincolnshire, IL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                          I use the ND filters on rare occasions and I did not want to spend a lot more on it. That said, the quality of build and the performance for the price is excellent.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Nice ND Filter

                          By Wally

                          from Atlanta

                          About Me Pro photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Color Shift At Top End

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                          ND filter works very well at low to mid range settings. I notice some color shifts at higher settings.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Fits the bill

                          By Dave

                          from Reading, MA

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                          • Bulky Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                          Exactly what I was looking for in bright, non-glare situations as I often don't get out early enough to avoid the harsher sunlight conditions.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great filter!

                          By jgrenz208

                          from Issaquah, WA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                pretty useful filter, loving the capabilities so far.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great!

                                By Aegeani

                                from Istanbul

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                I really enjoyed this filter. Tiffen was always my favorite and this is no exception.

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                                5.0

                                Used With Gh2 for Video

                                By DustinTheToucan

                                from California

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                I've been needing an vnd filter so I could record video outside with appropriate shutter speeds and a wider aperture. I debated between the Tiffen and a few other filters (both much higher in cost) and decided to settle with the Tiffen. I've bought adapters for three lenses with different thread sizes and it's had no issues so far (not even at the darker levels). I've also used it for photos so I could keep the same shutter speed and aperture on a shoot when I needed to. This has been by far my favorite purchase for my camera. Extremely easy to use and put on. It even came with a decent case. That was icing on the cake.

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                                1.0

                                Color deviation to red

                                By Martin.cires@

                                from Argentina

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                I started using this ND filter and noticed a color deviation. it was very strange for me because it is supposed that there are no color influences with a ND filter, and I assume that Tiffen is one of the best quality filters but it is not. For my surprise this filter turns to red :(. I am not happy with it

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