Tiffen 4 x 4" Image Maker Contrast Control Filter Kit

Tiffen 4 x 4" Image Maker Contrast Control Filter Kit

Tiffen 4 x 4" Image Maker Contrast Control Filter Kit

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Tiffen 4 x 4" Image Maker Contrast Control Filter Kit

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Product Highlights

  • All-in-One Kit for Film/Video
  • Helps Open/Close Shadows
  • Helps Control Flare/Halation

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  • 1Description

The Tiffen Image Maker Contrast Control Filter Kit is used to control the lighting ratios when shooting either tradition film or video.

Soft Contrast
This filter reduces contrast in the opposite manner from the Low Contrast filter series. This filter absorbs light diminishing the highlighted areas while retaining the darker look of the shadow areas. In other words, the hot spots or bright areas of the image are reduced while the shadow areas remain dark.

Ultra Contrast Filter
The Ultra Contrast works by using the ambient light surrounding the image area as well as the light in the actual image area itself. It lowers contrast uniformly, with little or no loss of sharpness throughout the scene, even when there are varying degrees of brightness within the image.

Shadow areas are opened up, revealing more detail, but without any flare or halation from direct light sources or bright reflections. Works similar to a Tiffen Low Contrast filter but reduces contrast throughout the entire image whereas a Low Contrast filter will only open the shadows.

Low Contrast
Tiffen Low Contrast filters work by spreading light from the highlights to the shadowed and darker areas, leaving the bright areas of the image bright. The dark areas become lighter, enabling you to see more detail in the shadow areas. As there is no F-stop compensation, you will not overexpose any portion of the image.

This filter also creates a very slight flare or halation around hot spots and individual light sources. This feature is a useful effect. The more light there is for the filter to work with, the greater the effect. This filter is very popular with people who shoot video but who want to achieve more of a film look to their images.

Soft Contrast Filter

Results in a reduction in contrast
This filter, like the Low Contrast filter, will cause a slight amount of flaring or halation
The Soft Contrast filter has a neutral gray appearance, which drops the exposure
Although it may seem to require it, Tiffen does not recommend any exposure compensation since this will negate the effect of the filter

Ultra Contrast Filter

Bright lights or sunlight create problems when the ratio between the highlight and shadow areas is beyond the latitude of the film; if you expose for the highlights, the shadows appear without detail; if you expose for the shadows, the result is washed-out, overly bright highlights
Contrast reduction is achieved by lightening shadows without overexposing highlights or by darkening highlights without darkening shadows further
Even direct shooting into the sun produces no flare or halation

Low Contrast Filter

This filter also creates a very slight flare or halation around hot spots and individual light sources - this feature is a useful effect - such as with a candle
The more light there is for the filter to work with, the greater the effect
This filter is very popular with people who shoot video but who want to achieve more of a film look to their images
UPC: 884613006495
In the Box
Tiffen 4 x 4" Image Maker Contrast Control Filter Kit
  • 4x4" Soft Contrast Filter
  • 4x4" Ultra Contrast Filter
  • 4x4" Low Contrast Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Image Contrast Control Kit
    Size 4 x 4" (100x 100mm, 4mm thick)
    Grade Soft Contrast: 2
    Ultra Contrast: 1
    Low Contrast: 1/2
    Filter Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Multi-Coated Not Applicable
    Rotating Not Applicable
    Effect Soft Contrast: Hot spots or bright areas of the image are reduced while the shadow areas remain dark
    Ultra Contrast: Lowers contrast uniformly
    Low Contrast: Spreads light from the highlights to the shadowed and darker areas leaving the bright areas of the image bright
    Application Soft Contrast: Nature, Outdoor photography
    Ultra Contrast: When the ratio of highlight to shadow is beyond the latitude of the film
    Low Contrast: Nature, Outdoor photography
    Color Temperature No change
    Construction ColorCore Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 5.2 x 2.8"

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