Tiffen 4x4" Image Maker Fundamental Kit

Tiffen 4x4" Image Maker Fundamental Kit

Tiffen 4x4" Image Maker Fundamental Kit

Tiffen 4x4" Image Maker Fundamental Kit

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  • Ultra Polarizer Adds "Pop" to Skies
  • Neutral Density 0.9 Filter for Control
  • Pro Mist 1/4 Filter for Portraits
  • ColorCore Glass

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  • 1Description

The Tiffen Image Maker Fundamental Kit has everything you need to get great shots outdoor. Whether you prefer landscapes or portraits, this kit can give you an edge.

Ultra Circular Polarizing Filter
If a traditional polarizer doesn't give you enough "zip", the Tiffen "Ultra" polarizer gives you a little more. Ultra Polarizers bump up your blue skies a touch more just enough to make that critical difference. Tiffen Linear Ultra Pol and Circular Ultra Pol filters offer the best polarization effects available for professional motion picture and television work. They extract the maximum of unwanted glare from the scene and render crisp white clouds against a dramatically dark blue sky, like never before.

Neutral Density 0.9 Filter
Neutral Density filters have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the film.

Determining which neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6) effectively compensates average situations.

Pro Mist 1/4 Filter
This is a soft focus filter. The Pro-Mist filter is exceptional for creating a special mood. Outdoors or indoors, in broad scenics or portraits, the Pro-Mist is excellent for toning down excessive sharpness and reducing contract by moderately lightening shadow areas without detracting from the overall image. This is especially useful given the contrast and extremely sharp resolution produced by contemporary film and video lenses.

Pro-Mist filters give your portraits that extra edge of professionalism. It is available in various grades which allow you to soften contrast to whatever degree you feel your subject requires.

Ultra Circular Polarizing Filter

Ultra Polarizers polarize light "a little more" than regular polarizers

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

Neutral Density Factors

ND.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop, reduces ISO 1/2)
ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO 1/4)
ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)

Pro Mist Filter

Creates a special atmosphere by softening excess sharpness and contrast
Generates a pearlescent halo around highlights
Lighter grades are useful in toning down the excessive sharpness and contrast of contemporary film and lens combinations

ColorCore Technology

Tiffen filters are manufactured using ColorCore technology, a closely guarded proprietary process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of a ten-thousandth of an inch, then mounting them in precision metal rings
The ColorCore process allows Tiffen to control the color and density of their filters, and the characteristics of special effects filters with much greater accuracy than typical dyed-in-the-mass filters, which usually exhibit color and density variations

Superior Quality

Top Hollywood motion picture studios rely on Tiffen filters for their multi-million-dollar productions Superior quality and design make Tiffen the overwhelming choice of moviemakers, professional photographers and even NASA
Tiffen has also been awarded an Emmy, from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for its engineering excellence
UPC: 884613006501
In the Box
Tiffen 4x4" Image Maker Fundamental Kit
  • 4x4" Ultra Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 4x4" Neutral Density 0.9 Filter
  • 4x4" Pro Mist 1/4 Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Image Maker Fundamental Kit
    Size 4 x 4" (100 x 100mm, 4mm thick)
    Grade Neutral Density: 0.9
    Ultra Polarizer: Not Applicable
    Pro Mist: 1/4
    Filter Factor Neutral Density: 3-stops
    Ultra Polarizer: Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
    Pro Mist: Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Multi-Coated Not Applicable
    Rotating Polarizer only
    Effect Neutral Density: Reduce the amount of light reaching the film
    To use high speed film in bright light
    Ultra Polarizer: Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
    Pro Mist: Soft focus
    Application Neutral Density: Nature, travel, outdoor photography
    Ultra Polarizer: Nature, travel, outdoor photography
    Pro Mist: Great for portraits and scenics, wedding photography
    Color Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Construction ColorCore Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 5.1 x 2.6"

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