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Tiffen Solar ND Filter (77mm, 18-Stop, Special 50th Anniversary Edition)

BH #TI77ND54 • MFR #77ND54
Tiffen Solar ND Filter (77mm, 18-Stop, Special 50th Anniversary Edition)
Key Features
  • Official B&H 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Designed for Solar Photography
  • 5.4 Solid Neutral Density Filter
  • 262,144x Filter Factor, +18-Stop
The 77mm Special 50th Aniversary Edition 18-stop Solar ND Filter from Tiffen is a solid ND filter with a 262,144x filter factor that provides an 18-stop exposure reduction. Its 5.4 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed while reducing the risk of overexposure. This means you can capture more detailed solar images than might be possible under normal conditions. By also limiting IR and UV light this filter helps ensure color-neutral images, and its multi-layer coating reduces glare.
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For Solar Photography, Not Safe for Direct Viewing of the Sun
Warning: Viewing the Sun without proper protection can cause permanent eye damage, blindness, and equipment damage. This product protects your camera and allows for safe solar photography only; it is not ISO 12312-2 compliant and therefore not safe for direct viewing of the Sun. Always use approved ISO 12312-2 certified safety glasses when viewing the Sun directly. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.
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Tiffen Solar ND Filter Overview

The 77mm Special 50th Aniversary Edition 18-stop Solar ND Filter from Tiffen is a solid ND filter with a 262,144x filter factor that provides an 18-stop exposure reduction. Its 5.4 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed while reducing the risk of overexposure. This means you can capture more detailed solar images than might be possible under normal conditions. By also limiting IR and UV light this filter helps ensure color-neutral images, and its multi-layer coating reduces glare.

In honor of B&H's 50th anniversary, Tiffen presents this limited edition run, specially designed to celebrate five decades of creative partnership. This exclusive Special 50th Anniversary Edition embodies the commitment to excellence that B&H stands for. Get your hands on a piece of history with this distinctive edition.

This filter is designed specifically for photography applications. This filter is not suitable for direct solar viewing with the naked eye, including with optical viewfinders.

UPC: 884613045814

Tiffen Solar ND Filter Specs

Filter Type
Solid ND
Density
5.4 (18-Stop)
Circular Size
77 mm Rear Filter Thread
Rotating
No
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
77 mm
Filter Material
Glass
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.145 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.5 x 4 x 0.5"

Tiffen Solar ND Filter Reviews

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If I’m shooting an eclipse event but not the ...

If I’m shooting an eclipse event but not the sun/moon directly—just people—is this filter still needed to protect my gear?
Asked by: Bee
This Solar Filter is used when you're shooting directly at the sun during the eclipse. This would be too dark to use for normal photography.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2023-10-10

Most solar filters I've seen are rated at 16.5 ...

Most solar filters I've seen are rated at 16.5 stops. Why is this filter rated at 18 stops?
Asked by: Donna
The solar filter minimum recommended is 16 stops, however it is not limited to be only at 16 or 16.5 stops.
Answered by: Lera K
Date published: 2023-10-25

Is this filter blocking infrared and UV rays as ...

Is this filter blocking infrared and UV rays as well? I read those could damage a camera sensor.
Asked by: Pierre
Unfortunately, the Tiffen Solar ND Filter (77mm, 18-Stop, Special 50th Anniversary Edition) does not block infrared and UV rays.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2024-02-07

If I’m shooting an eclipse event but not the ...

If I’m shooting an eclipse event but not the sun/moon itself—just people—is this filter still necessary to protect my gear?
Asked by: Bee
If you are not taking photos of the sun then you don't need a solar filter.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-10-11

will this filter protect my lens for the upcoming ...

will this filter protect my lens for the upcoming annular eclipse?
Asked by: Tom
The Tiffen Solar ND Filter (77mm, 18-Stop, Special 50th Anniversary Edition) is appropriate for protecting your camera and lens, but it should not be used for viewing the sun with the naked eye.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-09-12

Is the Tiffen solar ND, 18-stop filter (P/N ...

Is the Tiffen solar ND, 18-stop filter (P/N TI77ND54) a true neutral density filter, or does it give an orange tint?
Asked by: Jacob
The Tiffen Solar ND Filter (77mm, 18-Stop, Special 50th Anniversary Edition) is a true neutral filter and doesn't give an orange tint.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2023-12-27

How is it ok for shooting the sun but not for ...

How is it ok for shooting the sun but not for viewing with the naked eye? How do you compose & shoot without viewing the frame?
Asked by: David
The camera is not as sensitive to infrared and uv from the sun like the naked eye is. You can compose and shoot using the LCD live view.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-09-29

Is it safe to use this filter with a tracked ...

Is it safe to use this filter with a tracked 700mm lens on a Canon EOS R for the duration of the eclipse (~3 hr)?
Asked by: Joseph
Hello, Thank you for the question. Yes, it is safe and this filter can be utilized for the duration of the eclipse.
Answered by: Tiffen Technical Support
Date published: 2024-02-14
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