Tiffen 86mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

Tiffen 86mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

Tiffen 86mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

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Tiffen 86mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

Tiffen 86mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter

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Product Highlights

  • 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
  • 86mm Front Filter Threads
  • Padded Pouch
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Tiffen 86UC3 overview

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The Tiffen 86mm 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
  • 86mm front filter threads allow for use with other filters
  • Padded pouch included for storage and transport
UPC: 049383128024
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Tiffen 86mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter
  • Filter Pouch
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen 86UC3 specs

    Type Contrast control
    Size 86 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 86 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 86 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 4.4 x 1.2"

    Tiffen 86UC3 reviews

    86mm Ultra Contrast 3 Filter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Subtle, but worthwhile This filter subtly subdues highlights, and at the same time, adds a bit of filler light to shadows. It seems to gently redistributes some light, without the dreaded halo effect. PROS: A very simple and relatively inexpensive method of dealing with challenging light situations. The materials and workmanship are respectable, similar to other Tiffen filters. CONS: effect of UC3 filter is modest. No multi-coating as far as I can tell. BOTTOM LINE: Definitely worthwhile to control contrast in harsh light, bright highlights, deep shadows. Makes less difference in situations of diffuse light, low contrast objects, etc... NOTE: A lens hood is strongly recommended: if the sun light, or light source, directly enters the filter, it will wash out the image! If even more contrast control is desired, I suggest judicious procesing of raw files (as opposed to camera processed .jpg files), or more elaborate HDR techniques.
    Date published: 2016-02-16
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