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Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

BH #TIVND77 • MFR #77VND
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Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
Key Features
  • Provides 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Rotating Ring to Choose Degree of ND
  • Eliminates Buying Many ND Filters
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
The 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter from Tiffen offers a unique way of maintaining total control over your depth of field as well as presenting an efficient way to create some special effects. The filter is designed with a built-in rotating ring that controls neutral density ranging from 2 - 8 stops (0.6- 2.4). The heavier the density, the slower your shutter speed will be. This longer exposure allows the shutter to remain open long enough to record the same amount of light but will also create movement within the shot. Another major benefit of this filter is the elimination of having to buy and carry around individual neutral density filters. With this one filter, you can rotate to the degree of ND you want - a real time and money saver.
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Tiffen 77VND Overview

The 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter from Tiffen offers a unique way of maintaining total control over your depth of field as well as presenting an efficient way to create some special effects. The filter is designed with a built-in rotating ring that controls neutral density ranging from 2 - 8 stops (0.6- 2.4). The heavier the density, the slower your shutter speed will be. This longer exposure allows the shutter to remain open long enough to record the same amount of light but will also create movement within the shot. Another major benefit of this filter is the elimination of having to buy and carry around individual neutral density filters. With this one filter, you can rotate to the degree of ND you want - a real time and money saver.

Simply mount the filter on your lens, set it to "Min" density then frame and focus. Care must be taken with focusing at heavier densities to make sure focus is accurate. However, if it isn't, switch to manual focus and rotate to the desired degree of filtration.

For example, if your standard exposure without the filter is 1/500 @ f/8 and you then set the filter to "Min", you change the shutter speed to 1/125 at the same aperture - thereby losing 2 stops of speed while gaining a hint of "blur" in the image. If that's not enough filtration, continue rotating the filter until you reach the shutter speed you desire. Using the above example, you can even get down to 1/2 second @ f/8 (8 stops). It should be noted that the calibration marks on the filter ring are to be used only for reference and should not be regarded as accurate settings for specific densities.

A Neutral Density filter is used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since it allows the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And, since it can also help to control your depth of field, it permits you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, its value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

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. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration.

Thin Profile Ring (9mm) - The wider front filter ring helps reduce the possibility of vignetting (the darkening of corners) at wide angle and is not deep enough to accommodate a lens cap
It allows you to have continuous control over the amount of light coming through your lens in an approximate range of 2 (ND 0.6) to 8 (ND 2.4) stops

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, 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

ColorCore Technology

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. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration
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
UPC: 884613010607

Tiffen 77VND Specs

Filter TypeVariable ND
Density0.6 (2-Stop) to 2.4 (8-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / BayonetUnthreaded
CoatingsNone
Filter Thickness0.35" / 9 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.05 x 5.6 x 1.15"

Tiffen 77VND Reviews

Game-changer

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

I've been holding onto my old 4x4 filters in various ND increments, while not wanting to invest in a new matte box to fit my current setup. Then I was introduced to this little lifesaver at a recent outdoor shoot, and was blown away. Who needs multiple ND increments? Or a new matte box? Not this guy! I only wish I'd known about it long ago.

Great product!

By Lenon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

I always get tiffen filters for my lenses and they don't disappoint with the quality. It preserves the sharpness of the lens so that's why I always get this brand.

Works!

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

Smooth operation, just be aware that it will show the standard X pattern if you go past the max mark, as it has no hard stops to prevent that.

Tiffen Filter

By Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Works exactly as described,if used with a good lens and camera.

The front is not threaded

By Harvey
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

I was surprised to find that the front is not threaded. I can't use my lens cap on it nor can I stack it with my other filters. If I had known this I probably would not have bought it. I have not tested its optically, but it should be better than the two stacked polarizers that I have been using.

Dark corner

By Takahiro
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

Good filter for its price but you will see dark corner when you use after 6stops...

works great for cutting down light

By Lars
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-15

I used it with fast 85mm lens wide open. It cuts the exposure nicely.

Great versatility and value

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

Tiffen have always been a good quality product and a good value. The outer adjustment ring turns easily. I do wish you would still use it with manufacturer lens hood. If I'm using it in daylight flare could be an issue without a hood.

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I have a Nikkor 18-200 lens with a 72 mm thread. Can this 77mm VND Filter be used with a step-up ring (72-77) on my Nikkor and Nikon D7000 DSLR?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, that will work well.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this compatible with an e-mount Sigma 50mm? I can seem to get it to thread onto my lens.
Asked by: Francesca
Yes, it is compatible.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-08

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Can this filter be used on Tokina 12mm-24mm lens without vingetting?
Asked by: Anonymous
There is a good chance that there will be vignetting on the Tokina 12-24 when using a variable ND filter such as the Tiffen 77mm.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2020-10-09

I have a Canon MIII. Will this Tiffen 77VND work ...

I have a Canon MIII. Will this Tiffen 77VND work with a 50mm lens?
Asked by: Pamela
Whether this filter will fit your lens depends on the exact 50mm lens. The front diameter of the lens is generally printed on the front or stamped behind the lens cap.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2018-11-04

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1. The description doesn't tell if there is a filter thread. My question is, can I stack another 77mm ND filter on top of this filter to further increase perhaps 3 stops ND effect?2. I was wondering if I use a step up ring, will vignetting disappear? Say if my lens has filter size of 67mm, and I use a step up ring to put on this 77mm ND filter. Since the filter is larger, will be reduce or able to even avoid vignetting issue for wide angle lens such as 12mm etc.? Thank you!
Asked by: Anonymous
There are no front filter threads on the Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density filter. If you use a 77mm variable ND filter on a 67mm lens with a step up ring, this will help to decrease vignetting, yes. There is, however, no guarantee that vignetting can be eliminated in this way.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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can this be used as solar filter?
Asked by: Hasnain S.
This filter is not designed for use as a solar filter.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-03-08

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without front threads, what lens cap can I use this filter?
Asked by: Anonymous
I suggest using one of the Op/Tech Hood Hats as a cover: http://bhpho.to/1w9ZAZT
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2020-08-26

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I want to get a bigger filter size so I can just step it down to any desired lens size. I just want to know if it will cause any vignette or distortion when stepping down?
Asked by: jamee
Please note, you are referring to the adapter ring backwards. For example, when you have a lens with a 72mm filter thread and you want to put an 82mm filter on it you would use a Step UP ring. If you took the same lens with a 72mm filter thread and wanted to put a 67mm filter on it, you would use a Step DOWN ring. The use of a Step Up Ring will not lead to vignetting, while the use of a Step Down Ring will most likely result in vignetting.
Answered by: Tiffen Technical Support
Date published: 2021-03-05
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