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Tiffen77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
 
4.4

(based on 302 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (176)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (203)
  • Improves picture quality (133)
  • Compact (100)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (19)
  • Good price / value (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Poor clarity (3)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (220)
  • Panoramic filming (26)
  • Close up filming (24)
  • Shooting indoors (16)
  • Upgrade (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (86), Film professional (64), Aspiring film maker (26), Parent (12), Technically challenged (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (241), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This review is to correct a negative rev

I gave a negative review of this item because of my own stupidity. I had said that it caused varied light and dark areas on the image but that was because I adjusted it...Read complete review

I gave a negative review of this item because of my own stupidity. I had said that it caused varied light and dark areas on the image but that was because I adjusted it outside of the indicated limits on the filter. There is no mechanical stop on the filter so be careful to adjust it within the indicated limits and it works perfectly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bulky but effective

The design of this filter is compact in comparison to stacking ND filters, however it is large enough that I cannot use it with my lens hoods.

The "Max"...Read complete review

The design of this filter is compact in comparison to stacking ND filters, however it is large enough that I cannot use it with my lens hoods.

The "Max" setting, combined with f/22 aperture, allowed me to shoot into the sun. There is considerable vignetting, though. On my 5DmkII, the edges of the filter are in frame at the corners below 40mm.

This filter will allow you to turn beyond the "Max" position. doing this introduces anomalies of uneven exposure across the frame - just as warned by the package enclosure. This effect is not seen within the normal operating range.

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4.0

Great Value

By anglereserve

from Montreal

About Me Film Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Decent Optics For Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Video

    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

    This variable ND is great for the price. The build quality is there and, for this type of filter is pretty clean offering very little color cast or loss of sharpness. One thing I don't like is that the Max/Min doesn't have any hard stops (rotation limits) to prevent the X pattern that can happen when exceeding the markings on the filter barrel. Because the reading lands differently on different lenses when screwed on, you can find yourself checking it at weird angles. The velcro pouch it comes with is also a nice, added value. Minus one star for no hard stops, otherwise a solid 5 for a hundred bucks.

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    • No

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    4.0

    A GOOD CHOICE IF YOU NEED A VARIABLE ND FILTER.

    By Alex F.

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Film Professional, 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 got this to add to the tool bag for moments when it's not feasible to changes filters and I've been able to get 7 stops of light to fall off with good results. It's a bit on the pricier side, but I've had good luck with Tiffen products in the past and so far happy with my latest purchase. Buyer beware: You cannot use your lens hood with this filter! You will have to buy a lens hood to use with this filter, and this will make this filter pricier than it already is, and this is the reason for why I'm giving it a 4 Star review rather than 5.

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      • No

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      4.0

      easy to carry

      By notconfigured

      from Bay Area

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

        This is much easier to pack than 4x6 filters. I agree with the other reviewer that not being able to use your lens cap is a problem.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great filter for varied use

        By coolrunner

        from Missouri

        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:

          This is a solidly made filter and does what it claims. I'm giving it 4 stars due to the inability of this filter to accept a lens cap and that at the highest density there is a fairly pronounced falloff. The highest density is rarely used, but it's still there is that concerns you.

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          5.0

          Excellent product!

          By astropho

          from Kingston, RI

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

              Tiffen has always been a highly reputable company and has won many awards. This 77mm variable ND filter is well made and works great in most lighting conditions. Highly recommend!!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome for the price

              By Jacob James

              from Simpsonville SC

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

              I loved mine so much I also bought it at work!

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              5.0

              Professional filter

              By Anthony

              from Flagstaff

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                  After having multiple var. ND filters this is my final choice. The biggest Pro is it shows no vignetting at the maximum setting.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Tiffen 77m variable ND filter

                  By topper

                  from susanville ca

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                  I used it on the sunrise this morning, my pictures are great. Easy to use.

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                  5.0

                  Exactly what I needed

                  By Ed

                  from Pittsburgh

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Close Up Filming
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                      I've been spoiled in recent years with a Canon C100 having ND filters built it. Recently, I went back to using a second camera (Sony A7r) more often. This work perfectly with the glass I have with no complaint here.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent

                      By Fabisa

                      from Miami, Florida

                      About Me Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Panoramic Filming
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                        I am glad I chose this particular filter among other brands at my budgeted price. Having a single filter for multiple settings is a plus.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        love it

                        By gebnyc

                        from nyc

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                            bought it as a deal of the day, amazing for the price

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                            5.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By Roadstead

                            from NJ

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                            Recently, I used the filter on a trip to North Carolina to photograph waterfalls. It worked great. I got the photographs I had wanted.

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                            5.0

                            Great for day time

                            By Jay

                            from Arizona

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                            Great for daytime use when doing landscape photos or epic / unique time lapses as well

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                            5.0

                            Now I just need to learn how to use it

                            By AMISS

                            from Alabama

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                            The Tiffen 77mm variable ND filter is made well. I have had no problems getting it on or off the lens, a 24-70 zoom. I got to shoot some local waterfalls. I think I was setting it to dark for the conditions. I was bracketing, and my long shots were over 15 seconds. I saw nothing to say negative. I am not a professional photographer.

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                            5.0

                            Blah Blah

                            By Blah Blah

                            from Santa Ana, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                            Its good, and blah blah blah. The only I bought it because it was on sales from B&H.

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                            4.0

                            Good Filter

                            By wsw261

                            from Franklin, TN

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Bulky Design

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                            It sticks out a bit and has no threads to attach additional filter, but overall am very pleases

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By JimK

                            from Columbia, SC

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                I had long put off buying a Variable neutral density filter as the reviews were pretty much mixed. However
                                this one on sale from B&H was the tipping point for me to purchase. I have only done a test using this filter so far but I have to say, it works exactly as advertised .... IF YOU FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. I plan to do a waterfalls trip soon and at that time, I will put it through a good test.

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                                5.0

                                great filter

                                By bighead

                                from CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                    great filter for the price and convenient to use

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                                    • Yes

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Gives better shots

                                    By Shanesmith111

                                    from Auburn, CA

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Not For Super Wide Lenses

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                    I like this filter a lot but don't use it with wide lenses like the 11-16mm or 10-20mm because you will see some darker colors around the top and bottom of your video/pictures.

                                    Other then that it works great.

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                                    5.0

                                    Works great - post office delivery not so much

                                    By mr.software

                                    from hendersonville tn

                                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                      Product works fine. Great ND variable filter. Post office delivery is terrible. Tracking of the package is less than acceptable.

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