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Tiffen 52mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

BH #TIVND52 • MFR #52VND
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Tiffen 52mm 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 52mm 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 VND Overview

The 52mm 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: 884613012588

Tiffen VND Specs

Filter TypeVariable ND
Density0.6 (2-Stop) to 2.4 (8-Stop)
Circular Size52 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / BayonetUnthreaded
CoatingsNone
Filter Thickness0.35" / 9 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.6 x 1.05"

Tiffen VND Reviews

A bright day causes no problems

By Geoffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

Like sunglasses for your camera

Great product

By Al'Devin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

Has definitely changed the way I shoot and has taken my work to another level.

No vignetting

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

Really like this nd filter. I just grabbed it when i was purchasing a lens because it was recommended in my cart, but I didn't realize it would be so much better than my other ND filters. The big thing is is doesn't have the vignetting at the darker ND settings. It is pretty beefy and you'll need a larger lens cap or cover than what your lens comes with, but its been good to use.

Great ND filter; A must product to carry in your bag

By Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

Very good quality keeping all the colors consistently

Perfect tool for a Gimbal

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

I work in variable lighting environments on the go. When I go inside from outside on a gimbal, i can never adjust the camera properly and i lose my shot. This variable ND filter has made it smooth and easy to adjust without having to miss the moment. I highly recommend this.

Quality

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

Good quality and sturdy construction.

Protection Provided

By Geoffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

A whole lot less expensive than a bunch of ND filters.

Works well

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

I had one and needed a second one for my B cam works well..

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