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Tiffen77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
 
4.4

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (104)
  • Improves picture quality (66)
  • Compact (55)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (14)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (112)
  • Panoramic filming (19)
  • Close up filming (14)
  • Shooting indoors (8)
  • Upgrade (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (36), Film professional (30), Aspiring film maker (12), Parent (6), Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (120), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy, great price, nice results

I used this filter to get a softened effect on waterfalls and running water as well as to lengthen the shutter time when taking photos of fireworks. I have only had it for a...Read complete review

I used this filter to get a softened effect on waterfalls and running water as well as to lengthen the shutter time when taking photos of fireworks. I have only had it for a week or so but it provided very nice pictures and did exactly what I wanted it to do! I can't wait to try it in more situations. The best part is that it is a screw on filter that has several stops built in so you don't have to keep changing the filter... just a very small turn and you are at the next stop up or down. It is compact and you don't have to carry around several filters to do the same thing. I love it!!

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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

Easy and simple to use

By Kong N

from Edmonton, AB

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Picture Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Close Up Filming
    • Shooting Outdoors

    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

    Nothing complicated. Improved my picture markedly on a bright sunny day.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Best ND for the Price!

    By DrumBo

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Filmmaker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Picture Quality
    • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
    • Well built

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Maintaining Aperature
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

      I use this product for maintaining a constant aperture while doing video production work. Without a this variable ND filter, I'd have to be constantly adjusting my shutter speed or aperture to get a properly exposed image.I love this variable ND specifically because it's a great piece of glass. When I'm shooting with a Matte box, I only use Tiffen 4x6 glass, they're a trusted brand. The filter has a great build quality and you can tell right away because of the weight. I also love that the filter comes in a signature Tiffen filter pouch.So far the only things that aren't great about it, are also the same things that aren't great about other variable ND filters. Such as the "X" when you go too dark and vignetting on super wide lenses.

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      • No

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      5.0

      By Far the Best ND Filter for DSLR Video

      By AthensShooter

      from Athens, Georgia

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

        I have had a number of ND filters in the past that so degraded the image quality of the glass I was using that i found myself keeping them in the bag. After much study and review, I purchased the Tiffen ND and I was very, very happy with it's performance. I was able to use it on a 70-200/2.8 on my 5Dmk3 and lost almost no image quality when it was on. I was able to shoot side by side with a Canon c300, which has internal ND filters and the Tiffen held up very well. This is far and away the only screw on ND filter that I would ever trust on a commercial or filming environment

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good variable ND for the price

        By Tach

        from RI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

          Like a lot a you, I read and watched a lot of reviews...Dave Dugdale's was especially helpful.

          I haven't put it through all the paces, but it seems to be working just fine. I like the drag when you're dialing in. Someone here mentioned that the pouch doesn't have a belt loop...and they're right, that would be useful, especially since you can't put on your lens cap.

          For video shooting, it's perfect.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works great!

          By Bmann

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Close Up Filming
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

            Have been using with my 60D DSLR. Does just what I wanted to do, by being able to open up to 4.0 or wider outside to get the narrow depth of field. My shots look great! Don't see the need to spend 4x as much for B + W filter version of this. Just dial in the ND amount you need. Could use a stop mark to not go past the ranges.

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            • No

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            5.0

            This works as advertised...

            By Ross-man

            from Texas

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

              I still have work to do to become proficient with this item. But my initial backyard testing show good results. Can't wait to plan out a shoot to make use of this little jewel.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Greatest ND filter out There!!!

              By Bambam

              from Plainfield,NJ

              About Me Amateur Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality
              • Super Affordable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                  This one simple easy to install filter is the only ND filter I'm gonna need. This takes the idea of stacking multiple ND filters and simples places all the stops into a beautifully designed filter. Super smooth adjustment dial, very similar to a polarizing filter. Beautiful Pictures for extended shutterspeeds during bright day light or off sun.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Very nice

                  By Translucent Studios

                  from Paris at the moment

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                    This filter fits and is easy on and off. It works well, and although I've only had it a short time, I can attest to its quality of filtering.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Just what I wanted

                    By Right Place

                    from Raleigh NC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Cant Use Lens Hood

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                    I bought this to do a model photo shoot in a waterfall. The filter allowed me to reduce the exposure 4 stops so that I could use my studio lights. The only downside was that once its installed, you can not use a lens cap or lens hood since you need to be able to reach up and turn the filter periodically.

                    I have no regrets - it served its purpose and I got some great shots.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this filter

                    By JENN PHOTOGRAPHY

                    from Ilderton, Ontario, Canada

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                      This filter works wonders when photographing around water and bright pool areas! Wish I had purchased it years ago!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      More convenient than a set of filters

                      By regi

                      from Bronx, NY

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                        Daylight street shooting while dragging shutter.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Necessary tool

                        By Snow Bear on a Dolly

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality
                        • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Close Up Filming
                          • Panoramic Filming
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                          This is exactly what I was looking for. The perfect tool to shoot on the open air under the sun. Not that I like doing so, but someties, when run and gun, you have to. In those ocasions, have one of this at hand or get burned. The gradation is nice and a bit loose but good. The only issue is the lens cap, pitty there's no good one.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great for silky water - Easy to use

                          By wpwood3

                          from Atlanta

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting waterfalls

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                          This variable ND filter makes it easy to shoot nice silky water. Simply set to the MIN setting to lock focus and then increase the filter to get 1/2 second or slower shutter speed. Use manual focus, aperture and shutter speed for best results.
                          I tried the "Big Stopper" (10 stops) but, it makes focusing a hassle. This variable ND filter (8 stops max) is MUCH easier to use.

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                          • No

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                          1.0

                          Waste of money

                          By ttaleman

                          from West-Central Illinois

                          About Me Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • None

                          Cons

                          • Vignetting

                          Best Uses

                          • Paperweight

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                          I'd love to say something positive about this filter. But I can't.
                          There is vignetting at every density level. Which becomes a large, highly visible X through the middle of the frame at the higher end.
                          Sorry, but don't waste your money on this one.

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful Results at a great price

                          By Steve

                          from Southampton NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Picture Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                              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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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Awesome ND Filter

                              By Brett the Brett

                              from Utah

                              About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                              • Bad For Stills

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                              I use this ND filter for video. I've heard that it has a lot of problems for long exposure stills, so make sure you do your research if you're looking to pick this up for stills. For video though, it works like a champ. I've used it multiple times filming outside on bright sunny days that would normally require me to stop down exposure, taking away my depth of field. With this ND filter you will be able to shoot wide open, even in extermely bright situations. ONE CAVEAT: you cannot attach a hood to your camera if you have this filter on.

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                              4.0

                              great value for money

                              By Jug

                              from Santa Cruz

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                Great value for money. Saves on a suite of other ND filters

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Worked on my Tokina 11-16mm

                                By rainrunner

                                from Portland Oregon

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                    I used this on my last hiking trip and was able to take some waterfall pictures.
                                    It is too large to use with the lens hood which is a drawback, but I thought I got good image quality results with the filter.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    My thoughts

                                    By Chris

                                    from Seattle area

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                    This is a solid product for a great price.

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                                    5.0

                                    Amazing quality

                                    By Panamazr1

                                    from Panama

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                    Very happy with my results. Higly recomend this product

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