Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hollywood Star Filter

Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hollywood Star Filter

Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hollywood Star Filter

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Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hollywood Star Filter

Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hollywood Star Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Mounted Starburst Effect Filter
  • Allows Stacking with Filter Holders
  • Starburst Effect from Point Light Source
  • Cross-Shaped Starbursts
  • Asymmetric Diffraction Spike Starbursts
  • 14 Primary Diffraction Spikes
  • Spikes Extend From Light Source
  • Optical Glass Construction
  • Padded Pouch
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  • 1Description

The Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hollywood 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 Hollywood Star Filter's front threads can then 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 Hollywood 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 line types. Those lines help to create a starburst effect with 14 asymmetric primary diffraction spikes that extend from the light source and are arranged in a pattern which approximates a cross.

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 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 asymmetric primary diffraction spikes which extend from the light source
Diffraction spikes are arranged in a pattern which approximates a cross
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
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Tiffen 138mm Self-Rotating Hollywood Star Filter
  • Filter Pouch
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Diffraction/Star Effect
    Size 138 mm
    Rotating Yes
    Effect Creates starburst effect from point light sources with diffraction spikes that are arranged in a pattern which approximates a cross
    Construction Optical Glass
    Rear Thread 138 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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