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The 4 x 4" Glimmerglass 1/2 Diffusion Filter from Tiffen is a unique way to give your portrait subject a clean, fresh and flattering appearance. This creative diffusion filter offers you a graded way to choose the degree of filration that will compliment your subject. While Glimmerglass softens fine details like blemishes, it also adds a gentle and flattering glow to the shot that adds an enhanced sense of glamor. The lighter grades of the filter are subtle while the higher grades will show noticeably more diffusion.
The filter also reduces contrast that will take the harshness off the shot and present your subject in a more flattering light. The main feature of Glimmerglass is that it produces a silver sparkle in the front of the filter that makes your subject feel more confident. That sparkle adds a psychological element to the shot that makes your subject more responsive and confident that the session is going well. In that sense, Glimmerglass is as effective to look at as it is to look through.
The 1/2 Glimmerglass is still subtle in its effect but generates enough softness to deliver a pleasing portrait with a soft glow around the highlights. Contrast is lower than the 1/4 version.
Tiffen's ColorCore glass is produced through a 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 aluminum rings.
The Glimmerglass is the First Series of Filters Offering a "Psychological Edge"
Glimmerglass softens fine details in a unique manner, while adding a mild glow to highlights; as contrast is reduced, the look is one of enhanced beauty
Effective and Functional
The glass itself has a distinct silver sparkle, which has been found to be doubly useful since when production starts and people see the filter glittering on the front of the lens, they become more confident in the knowledge that the filter is working for them and they may turn in a better performance
Tiffen's ColorCore glass is sealed between two optical glass sheets. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration. This process makes for greater accuracy of color as opposed to glass that is simply dyed and become subject to deviation during the dye process
Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty
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Tiffen 4 x 4" Glimmerglass 1/2 Diffusion Filter
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4 x 4" (100 x 100mm, 4mm thick)
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Softens fine details while adding a mild glow to highlights Makes your subject more relaxed and confident when they see the sparkle generated from the front of the glass