Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter

BH #TIHSR138 • MFR #138SRHYSTR
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Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter
Key Features
  • Mounted Starburst Effect Filter
  • Allows Stacking with Filter Holders
  • Starburst Effect from Point Light Source
  • Elliptical Starburst Shapes
The Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter is a mounted filter that includes rear and front threads that allow filter stacking when using third-party or custom filter holders. This filter's rear threads are intended to retain a 138mm non-self-rotating mounted filter that is already placed within a compatible filter holder, providing a supplemental effect. The Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter's front threads can accommodate an additional non-self-rotating mounted filter, which can then be held in place with a 138mm retaining ring. Alternatively, another Tiffen 138mm self-rotating filter may be screwed on top of the Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter.
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Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter

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Tiffen Hyper Star Overview

The Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter is a mounted filter that includes rear and front threads that allow filter stacking when using third-party or custom filter holders. This filter's rear threads are intended to retain a 138mm non-self-rotating mounted filter that is already placed within a compatible filter holder, providing a supplemental effect. The Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter's front threads can accommodate an additional non-self-rotating mounted filter, which can then be held in place with a 138mm retaining ring. Alternatively, another Tiffen 138mm self-rotating filter may be screwed on top of the Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hyper Star Filter.

Once installed, this filter is designed to be used perpendicular to a point light source such as the sun, a light bulb, or a candle. Within the filter's surface is a combination of fine, etched lines. Those lines help to create a starburst effect with 14 primary diffraction spikes that extend from the light source which is also given an elliptical shape. The Tiffen 138mm Hyper Star Filter arranges those diffraction spikes in a pattern where seven primary diffraction spikes are grouped along both sides of the elliptical light source that are furthest from each other.

This filter is most effective for pictures where the light source used to generate the starburst effect is a highlight with a significant degree of contrast from the rest of the image. It is constructed from optical glass for clarity as well as color fidelity, and features an aluminum-alloy filter ring that can be rotated to adjust the direction of the diffraction spikes and overall orientation of the starburst effect.

Mounted with front or rear threads that allow filter stacking when using third-party or custom filter holders for film and television cameras
Rear threads retain a 138mm non-self-rotating mounted filter that is already placed within a filter holder
Front threads can accommodate an additional non-self-rotating mounted filter which can then be held in place with a 138mm retaining ring
Front threads allow stacking with another Tiffen 138mm self-rotating filter
Creates a starburst effect from point light sources within an image
Starburst effect features 14 primary diffraction spikes which extend from the light source which is given an elliptical shape
Diffraction spikes are arranged in a pattern where seven primary diffraction spikes are grouped along both sides of the elliptically-shaped light source that are furthest from each other
Aluminum-alloy filter ring for durability while remaining lightweight
Filter ring can be rotated for direction control of the diffraction spikes and overall orientation of the starburst effect
138mm front filter threads allow for use with other filters
Padded pouch for storage and transport

Tiffen Hyper Star Specs

TypeDiffraction/Star Effect
Size138 mm
RotatingYes
EffectCreates starburst effect from point light sources which are also given an elliptical shape with diffraction spikes. Diffraction spikes are arranged in a pattern where seven primary diffraction spikes are grouped along both sides of the elliptical light source that are furthest from each other
ConstructionOptical Glass
Rear Thread138 mm retaining ring equivalent
Front Filter Thread Size 138 mm third-party or custom filter holder equivalent for non-self-rotating mounted filter
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