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Tiffen 55mm Black Satin 2 Filter

BH #TIBS255 • MFR #55BLACKSATIN2
Tiffen 55mm Black Satin 2 Filter
Key Features
  • Reduces Highlights and Lowers Contrast
  • Softens Wrinkles and Blemishes
  • Provides Grainy, Mild Glow to Highlights
  • ColorCore Water White Glass
The Tiffen 55mm Black Satin 2 Filter helps to reduce the overall contrast of an image and better control the highlights within a scene. In addition to rendering highlights with a grittier, more grainy appearance, this filter also helps to subtly soften facial blemishes and wrinkles for a natural, refined look. The 2 density provides more contrast and highlight reduction than the 1, but less than the 3, while still producing a soft, yet natural appearance.
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Tiffen Black Satin Overview

The Tiffen 55mm Black Satin 2 Filter helps to reduce the overall contrast of an image and better control the highlights within a scene. In addition to rendering highlights with a grittier, more grainy appearance, this filter also helps to subtly soften facial blemishes and wrinkles for a natural, refined look. The 2 density provides more contrast and highlight reduction than the 1, but less than the 3, while still producing a soft, yet natural appearance.

This filter is constructed from Water White glass and is made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between two pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch, and mounting to precision metal rings.

Offers greater control over highlights, reduces overall contrast, and produces a grittier, grainier appearance in highlight regions.
Smoothes facial blemishes, wrinkles, and other textures for a natural look.
Maintains clear focus and realizes a more filmic look than purely digital capture can otherwise record.
Ideally suited for use with modern lenses and digital image sensors.
Water White optical glass maintains high optical clarity.
UPC: 884613023072

Tiffen Black Satin Specs

Filter Type
Diffusion (Grade 2)
Filter Factor
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Circular Size
55 mm Rear Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
55 mm
Filter Material
Glass
Knurling
Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.115 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.5 x 2.95 x 0.65"

Tiffen Black Satin Reviews

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May I know how long the filter will arrive?

May I know how long the filter will arrive?
Asked by: Andy
The filter takes 2-4 weeks to arrive.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-08-12

can i use this filter with my 24mm sony gm ...

can i use this filter with my 24mm sony gm lens(67mm) and nd filter without vignette?
Asked by: EGEMEN CAN
At 24mm you should not experience any vignetting, even with a full frame sensor.
Answered by: Tiffen Technical Support
Date published: 2021-04-23

Is the thread size on the front of the filter the ...

Is the thread size on the front of the filter the same as the rear?
Asked by: Ernest
Yes it is
Answered by: Tiffen Technical Support
Date published: 2019-05-24

Does it have male/female screw threads? Whats the ...

Does it have male/female screw threads? Whats the size of the threads? Whats the size of the barrel? Can a 114mm Clamp on matte box fit on this?
Asked by: Marco
According to Tiffen, they state that the 4.5” filters are not threaded and has no internal/external threads, as they are a drop-in style filter made for adapters. As such, the listed 4.5" size reflects the total size of the filter (the outer diameter) which would fit into a 4.5” holder.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-10-02

Does it have male/female threads? Whats the size ...

Does it have male/female threads? Whats the size of the threads? Whats the size of the outer barrel? can i clamp a 114mm clamp on matte box on it?
Asked by: Marco
According to Tiffen, they state that the 4.5” filters are not threaded and has no internal/external threads, as they are a drop-in style filter made for adapters. As such, the listed 4.5" size reflects the total size of the filter (the outer diameter) which would fit into a 4.5” holder.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2020-10-02

Does this have a 67mm front filter thread? Seeing ...

Does this have a 67mm front filter thread? Seeing if I can stack my variable ND filter on top of this one.
Asked by: Joel
Yes, this will have a 67mm front filter thread. Keep in mind that you may experience vignetting when stacking filters when shooting at wide focal lengths.
Answered by: Tiffen Technical Support
Date published: 2019-07-08

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Can this filter be used in conjunction with a variable ND filter?
Asked by: Erol C.
Yes, you would have to mount the 82mm Black Satin filter to your camera lens first, then mount the Tiffen 82VND:<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/821128-REG/Tiffen_82VND_82mm_Variable_Neutral_Density.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/821128-REG/Tiffen_82VND_82mm_Variable_Neutral_Density.html</a>
Answered by: Tiffen Support Tiffen Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Whats the difference between the 1, 2, and 3 models?
Asked by: Carter L.
The higher the number, the greater the diffusion effect. A 2 is twice as powerful as a 1, a 3 is twice as powerful as a 2, etc.
Answered by: Tiffen Support Tiffen Expert
Date published: 2023-02-03
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