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Tiffen58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Clear optics (10)
  • Strong construction (9)
  • Firm mount (8)
  • Consistent effect (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (5)
    • Image manipulation (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    I have a full set of Hitech rectangular graduated filters. I have used them for years for 35mm, 4x5, and now digital. But I've recently started doing aerial photography with a camera suspended...Read complete review

    I have a full set of Hitech rectangular graduated filters. I have used them for years for 35mm, 4x5, and now digital. But I've recently started doing aerial photography with a camera suspended from a kite line. I flew my Hitech filters a couple of times, but they're large, they're fragile, and I knew I'd damage one sooner or later. So I went looking for a screw-on filter.

    The Tiffen 0.6 ND filter meets my needs pretty darned well. With a round screw-in filter, you lose the ability to adjust the graduation in your frame. But since kite aerial photography means you can't get your hands on the camera, this isn't a big minus. In side-by-side tests, it appeared to perform similarly to the Hitech.

    I have two nit-picks with the filter:

    First, the graduation only really covers the top 1/3 of the frame. Great if you're doing strictly rule-of-thirds compositions with the horizon at the top 1/3 line, but from exposure tests using the Hitech filters, I knew I wanted a 50/50 split. No luck. But it still performs well enough that I'm using it.

    Second, it's not completely neutral. It gives the images a slight warm cast. I'm using this to photograph sunsets from the air, so I really don't care. But if you need a truly color-neutral filter, be forewarned.

    After seeing the color cast, I popped the filter into a spectrophotometer at the place where I work. Sure enough, the pigment Tiffen is using for the neutral density filter passes more red than blue light, and basically stops blocking much at all past 700nm. So be forewarned if you're intending to use this for infrared photography! I double-checked this by sticking a Hoya R72 filter on a camera and just looking at the Tiffen ND 0.6 filter. It looked completely clear.

    If I got this as a general-purpose filter, I probably wouldn't be as happy as I am. But since this was a very special purpose filter for a very special purpose application (aerial sunsets), none of the shortcomings I saw really affect me at all. So I'm pleased.

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    I am using this filter to take pictures at work and out on the trails horseback riding. For the cost it really does it's job well

    I am using this filter to take pictures at work and out on the trails horseback riding. For the cost it really does it's job well

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    5.0

    Great for sunsets

    By Jim

    from Hawthorne New Jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

    Great Filter, and as always great service.

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    4.0

    A must have

    By aragen

    from Doral, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

      This is a good choice when you need to take some high contrast pictures, I am using this when I need to take a picture in a training room where I have the bright light of the projector and people at one side.

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      5.0

      Good quality for the price!

      By FRISCO

      from St.Louis,Mo.

      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 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

        No need for that high dollar one , this works fine for me!

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        • No

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        4.0

        nice filter

        By nian

        from Rochester,NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction

          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

          I'm taking pictures as a hobby. This filter really ballance the bright sky and foregrong subject.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good filter

          By Nicole

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                I bought this product to use on an assignment in Oklahoma. I bought it because it was recommended to be good use for landscapes. It was an easy fit on my lens and it did its job. ND filters are great for exposure versatility in bright settings, especially the graduated filter to keep a bright sky from being blown out.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Filter for adjust exposure

                By Osvaldo Ponce

                from C.A.B.A. - Buenos Aires - Argentina

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Inconsistent Effect

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                Great Filter for adjust exposure

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                apturing more that the lens can see

                By rhussjr

                from Gastonia, NC

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                  Lets me hold the shutter open longer to get the dark areas of my subject into the image, especially when the sun is rising or setting and not being over exposed.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works as advertised

                  By Chili Willie

                  from Albany, NY

                  About Me Advanced amateur

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscapescenery
                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                    Great for toning down a bright sky. The graduated effect give you play over a sharp transition. In most ladscape scenes the cutoff is not sharp and the graduated filter provides a more natural look.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good filter

                    By Rad

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                      Given the mounting type, this is a reasonably good filter for the price. The optics is clear.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Happy purchases

                      By Yeehaa cowgirl

                      from Kuttawa, KY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction

                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                        I am using this filter to take pictures at work and out on the trails horseback riding. For the cost it really does it's job well

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        58mm Filter

                        By Jazz Cat 56

                        from Northern Virginia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Exposure correction

                          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                          I have used a lot of Tiffen filters over the years and I never been disappoint with there quality. The price and quality of this filler is no exception. For my purpose it works great.

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                          • No

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                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Mostly good things

                          By Tom Benedict

                          from Kamuela, HI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Inexpensive
                          • Lightweight
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Division not adjustable
                          • Not truly neutral

                          Best Uses

                          • landscape photography

                          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                          I have a full set of Hitech rectangular graduated filters. I have used them for years for 35mm, 4x5, and now digital. But I've recently started doing aerial photography with a camera suspended from a kite line. I flew my Hitech filters a couple of times, but they're large, they're fragile, and I knew I'd damage one sooner or later. So I went looking for a screw-on filter.

                          The Tiffen 0.6 ND filter meets my needs pretty darned well. With a round screw-in filter, you lose the ability to adjust the graduation in your frame. But since kite aerial photography means you can't get your hands on the camera, this isn't a big minus. In side-by-side tests, it appeared to perform similarly to the Hitech.

                          I have two nit-picks with the filter:

                          First, the graduation only really covers the top 1/3 of the frame. Great if you're doing strictly rule-of-thirds compositions with the horizon at the top 1/3 line, but from exposure tests using the Hitech filters, I knew I wanted a 50/50 split. No luck. But it still performs well enough that I'm using it.

                          Second, it's not completely neutral. It gives the images a slight warm cast. I'm using this to photograph sunsets from the air, so I really don't care. But if you need a truly color-neutral filter, be forewarned.

                          After seeing the color cast, I popped the filter into a spectrophotometer at the place where I work. Sure enough, the pigment Tiffen is using for the neutral density filter passes more red than blue light, and basically stops blocking much at all past 700nm. So be forewarned if you're intending to use this for infrared photography! I double-checked this by sticking a Hoya R72 filter on a camera and just looking at the Tiffen ND 0.6 filter. It looked completely clear.

                          If I got this as a general-purpose filter, I probably wouldn't be as happy as I am. But since this was a very special purpose filter for a very special purpose application (aerial sunsets), none of the shortcomings I saw really affect me at all. So I'm pleased.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          filter

                          By michelle

                          from gainesville fl

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                              I bought this filter to improve my landscape shots, so far it does seem to help some but not as much as I had hoped. I think I need to practice with it more to get better results.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Smooth Out Your Landscape Images

                              By Outdoor Image Enthusiast

                              from Ann Arbor, MI

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                  The Tiffen 58 mm Graduated neutral Density 0.6 Filter smooths out my images shot outdoors in light varying from bright to dark. Instead of getting an image with overexposure in the bright areas and underxposure in the dark areas, the overall effect moves to a more even tone. This is very noticeable and saves you a lot of work in post production.

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Exactly what I was expecting

                                  By Colorado Photo Enthusiast

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                      I am very happy with this purchase. I was a bit concerned about it being the cheapest option and specifically it didn't mention if the unit can turn independently of the lens. It can (just as circular polarizer lenses do), so it works great. Great product for the cost.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A Great Product

                                      By Lemo

                                      from Williamsburg, KY

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Consistent Effect
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction

                                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                        I bought this filter before going on a trip to Colorado. Wow! It really makes the sky more vivid! My photos of the Rockies turned out so much better because of this filter. It is definitely worth buying.

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Awesome blue skies

                                        By kriscarp

                                        from SE Kansas

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Consistent Effect

                                        Cons

                                        • Loose Mount

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction
                                        • Image Manipulation

                                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                        Dark blue skies with perfectly exposed landscapes.

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Essential

                                        By Boyd

                                        from Auckland, New Zeland

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Consistent Effect
                                        • Firm Mount

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • landscape

                                          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                          Vital filter for any landscape photographer

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                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          good like any tiffen filter

                                          By the italian stallion

                                          from monterey, ca

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Consistent Effect
                                          • Firm Mount
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artwork
                                            • Image Manipulation
                                            • Lens Protection

                                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Graduated 0.6 ND Filter:

                                            as with any tiffen filter, which consists of 95% of filters i own, this was a great buy. they are hefty filters, which have saved lenses from breaking on occasion, yet it doesn't obscure the light. the grad nd .6 was a great buy for my digital and color film work for bringing my skies within my 5 stop range. a must have for digital or slide film landscapes.

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