Tiffen 77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

Tiffen 77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

Tiffen 77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

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Tiffen 77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

Tiffen 77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

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  • Useful for Uniform Contrast Reduction
  • Helps Balance Highlights and Shadows
  • Increases Illumination in Shadows
  • Increases Detail in Shadows
  • Limits Flare and Halation in Highlights
  • ColorCore Technology
  • 77mm Front Filter Threads
  • Plastic Case
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The Tiffen 77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter can be applied to purposely reduce contrast while photographing an image or while recording video. By distributing ambient illumination to darker areas within a scene, this filter is useful in helping to uniformly balance the tonal range among highlights and shadows. Detail is increased within shadow regions while flare and halation around highlights is purposely limited.

This filter has a grade of 3. Grades of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 5 are also available where this filter type's effect becomes approximately twice as strong with each grade number increase.

This filter is made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass and grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch.

  • Reduces contrast for photography or while recording video
  • Distributes ambient illumination to shadows within a scene
  • Helps to uniformly balance the tonal range among highlights and shadows
  • Increases shadow detail while limiting flare and halation around highlights
  • 77mm front filter threads allow for use with other filters
  • Plastic case included for storage and transport
UPC: 049383127928
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Tiffen 77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter
  • Filter Case
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Contrast control
    Size 77 mm
    Grade 3
    Effect Reduces contrast within an image or scene; increases shadow detail; limits flare and halation around highlights
    Construction ColorCore technology
    Front Filter Thread Size 77 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 77 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.331 x 3.622 x 0.63"
    77mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from not the contrast pancrea I experimentally bought the Tiffen Ultra Contrast 3 filter with some high expectations for high contrast images. While the filter does provide about a 2/3 stop shadow enhancement, that does come at a cost: 1) The filter is very prone to flare, so images have to be metered to the bright spots, which constrains the applicability. 2) The filter does filter, so a landscape situation with a bright sky and shadow earth, which might be an ideal application, is not viable, as the image clarity is degraded. Altogether, the filter's usefulness is very limited, and I suspect a movie situation where shadow enhancement is desired, and image clarity is not paramount, may be as good as it gets.
    Date published: 2012-02-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased... I love this filter. Originally wanted a 1, as I thought a 3 might have too strong of an effect but this was just right. Allows me to disable highlight tone priority and reduce contrast optically. All footage remains sharp and there's very little if any bloom in the highlights. Threads on mine have a slight imperfection that sometimes makes it tough to screw onto the lens. Not a big deal.
    Date published: 2011-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for videographers! One of the best way to solve problem with too many contrast (low DR) in my Canon videoDSLR cameras (5DmarkII/7D/550D). Really more gain (analog - not digital!) in low light zones of footage. Ideal for flatter output and postprod color grading. Thanks, Tiffen!
    Date published: 2011-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good help against California sun Sometimes I find it to be difficult to make nicely exposed shots under California sun. This filter helps to keep contrast under control.
    Date published: 2010-04-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for improving hi contrast scenery Helps with scenery shots and the birds in the trees that I watch.
    Date published: 2010-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Nice
    Date published: 2017-02-04
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