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Tiffen 82mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

BH #TIVND82 • MFR #82VND
Tiffen 82mm 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 82mm 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 Variable ND 2-8 Stops Overview

The 82mm 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: 884613012632

Tiffen Variable ND 2-8 Stops Specs

Filter TypeVariable ND
Density0.6 (2-Stop) to 2.4 (8-Stop)
Circular Size82 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 x 5.6 x 1.15"

Tiffen Variable ND 2-8 Stops Reviews

Convenient ND Filter

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

I really appreciate the variable option. Whether I'm shooting at night or during the day, I only need to bring the one filter. It is big, I cannot fit my lens hood when this is on. Also, in bright scenes at the darkest setting, I had severe vignetting with very long exposures (greater than 20 seconds). I didn't notice any sharpness issues when using the filter.

good filter

By Peter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Does the job

A little fat but it certainly works

By Edmund
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

This VND filter fits, the rotating action is very smooth and it gets the job done especially when I iso 100 won't cut it to drag the shutter below 1/2 sec. For my taste the profile is a bit fat but I'm not complaining. I have a B+W VND filter which cost much more and I honestly can't see any significant difference in the final images. I will say this Tiffen filter was a steal on the Flash Deal. I would definitely advocate checking out this VND over more expensive ones since it does exactly the same job.

Great ND Filter!

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

B&H Delivered before they promised and the ND Filter works great......very well made......

A bright day causes no problems

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

Like sunglasses for your camera

Protection Provided

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

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

Great for this beginner

By Laurie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-22

I love that I can change density without changing my filter. I'm a beginner to using filters and love easily experimenting with the different densities with just a twist. It's very handy.

Good quality

By Keanu
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Its good but needs hard stops

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