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Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

BH #TIVND77 • MFR #77VND
Tiffen
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

Quality

By Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

Good quality and sturdy construction.

bad vignette problem

By Kevin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

for the 82mm filter, when you reach the max darkness, there is a bad vignette that occurs. would not recommend.

The best brand for VND or ND filters!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-09

I used these at my day job and they are an incredible tool! Since I use them quite often I decided to get one for myself and it's still amazing. Don't hesitate, don't overthink it, just get this!

Handy. But it does seem to have a mild green shift

By Chandler
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

It's not as bad as other ND filters I've used, but I do notice myself correcting for it in post. It's not as good as using a mattebox with more expensive NDs, but for the price and size, it's very handy.

Perfect, detailed imaging with excellent quality

By Timothy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

From a long-trusted name in the photography world, this filter works perfectly. The only reason for not giving it five stars is that I can not use my lens cap while using the filter, since the overall diameter is larger than 82mm, and there are no threads to use a lens cap. Otherwise, very happy with the purchase! Thanks, B&H!

Does the trick

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

The filter works as advertised. As others have stated, it would be nice to have a mechanical stop for the low and high settings. It is very easy to go past the end point and ultimately have a negative impact on your image.

Quality

By Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

Good quality and sturdy construction.

New ND Filter

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

Looks like this professional ND filter is going to fit the bill. Only one slight bummer. The lens caps doesn't fit over this filter.

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