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Tiffen77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit
 
4.6

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (61)
  • Clear optics (46)
  • Strong construction (40)
  • Firm mount (36)
  • Improves picture quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (38)
  • Shooting outdoors (11)
  • Color correction (9)
  • Lens protection (8)
  • Filter protection (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (18), Pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (4), Film professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent quality

Bought this set and was so impressed when I took my first photo. What I love is being able to gang together several filters as all are threaded. It brought me to a whole...Read complete review

Bought this set and was so impressed when I took my first photo. What I love is being able to gang together several filters as all are threaded. It brought me to a whole new level of photography and I have made some very successful photos with them. Very happy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ND Filter Test

I bought these filters to be able to use very slow shutter speeds while photographing ocean scenes. I spent a day at Botany Bay in the ACE Basin on Edisto Island, SC photographing the...Read complete review

I bought these filters to be able to use very slow shutter speeds while photographing ocean scenes. I spent a day at Botany Bay in the ACE Basin on Edisto Island, SC photographing the trees on the beach. The light was very bright and so I used the 1.2 filter to render the waves more "creamy." Unfortunately, when I later put the images in Lightroom I discovered they all had a distinct yellow-blue caste, which could not be corrected. Therefore, I did another test, and the photos attached show a scene with no filter on the camera and one with the 1.2 Tiffen ND filter. The color caste has shifted noticeably and cannot be corrected. Given these results I feel these filters are not at all useful and would not recommend purchasing them. (The attached photos were taken with a Nikon D800 on a Manfrotto tripod, 24-70 mm Nikon lens at 70 mm, ISO 200 in Aperture priority (f/8).)

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5.0

Great ND Kit

By Thowell

from Phoenix

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

I have recently experimented with long exposure photo's. This kit was recommended to me as a good place to start with ND's. Most of my photo's with these filters have been flowing/moving water and clouds that I wanted to appear silky smooth. So far no complaints, these filters work very well with very little color cast. They can be "stacked" for more light control and creativity. I would recommend these to anyone seeking "different" photos in long exposure mode.

 
5.0

Great Kit

By Jeemy

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

A good product for a good price. Wanted to try ND filters and wasn't sure where to start. This lets you try out some different ones and I really like having the case to hold them all in.

 
5.0

Just the right exposure filters

By billynikon

from florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

With the .6, .9 and 1.2 filters I now can vary my long exposures to exactly the effect I want. I now can do 1, 4, and 15 second exposures depending on the effect I am looking for. I also have a 10 ND filter. I now put all four filters into my pouch provided with this three pack and I am off. I can smooth out any body of water, blur clod formations at will. These filters also provide a slight warming effect to the photograph, which is great for foll leaves. The filters stack nicely and screw into each other smoothly. One caution, if you are using a really wide angle lens, make sure your stack does not cause a light blockage around the edges of your photo. Yet, this might be a cool effect depending on what you are trying to achieve.

 
5.0

Amazing the best thing i ever did

By Erick

from New york

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Optics
  • Easy To Use
  • Firm Mount

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Filter Protection
    • Lens Protection

    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

    i put this on my token 11-16 and its amazing. i love how much light you can let in . it overall great!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice Variety of ND's

    By Patrick

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Filter Protection
      • Image Manipulation
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

      This is a nice set of ND filters. I use these for video so that I can maintain a fairly open aperture even during bright daytime. These filters feel very solid and fit well on my lens. Having the variety of filter strengths is also a plus, as I did not want to deal with possible vignetting on a variable filter. These can also stack to provide even more options for the ND strength. These come in a soft case, which is fine in my bag, but if you are concerned about protection you may want to purchase a hard case separately.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Buy

      By Mike

      from Waukesha, WI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

      I wanted a neutral density filter so I had the option to reduce my shutter speed for effect in well lite situations. In reviewing neutral density filters the variable design seemed optimal but I was concerned with the possible dreaded "X" marks when stopped all the way down. I opted for the Tiffen three filter set (ND 0.6, ND 0.9, ND 1.2).
      The individual filters provide me a consistent and reliable exposure adjustment. When I stacked them together for maximum stop down I did not see any "X" marks. The only problem with the individual filters is screwing the first one on my 11-16mm lens with the lens hood on. One has to be patient and make sure the filter sits square on the lens so the threads are aligned and turn slowly as they engage. This is usually not a problem because when shooting landscapes or waterscapes I have plenty of time to put the filters on my lens. Besides one would have the same problem when putting on the variable filter for the first time.
      For the price and exposure flexibility this is a great product and I would recommend it to my friends.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome image quality

      By Eleazar Viló

      from Hermosillo, México

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Filter Protection
        • Image Manipulation
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

        This kit it´s really good, because with some others you get a different image color, but with this particular kit you don´t get any of those anoying green colors, I really liket it, and I use it all the time with my Rokinon cine lenses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nuetral Density Filters

        By Warren

        from Maryland

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

          What can I say?

          They arrived as stated and were in several shades of neutral grey. They worked just fine . . thanks

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Perfect Set

          By Mike

          from Middletown, OH

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

              I am just getting into long exposure photography and this set will give me options that I wouldn't have with just a single ND filter. Well made and thread easily onto the camera lens and to each other for stacking.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great BUT stacking...

              By Kevin

              from Richmond, BC Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Loose Mount
              • Weak Construction

              Best Uses

              • Video
              • Video - Filmmaking

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

              used with d3200 kit lens, stacked all 3 with step up ring. no issues visually (no vignette, no quality loss)
              but the screwing part seems a bit flimsy? this is my first set of filters, not sure if they're all like this. but when i stacked them, the filters didnt seem to fit 100% perfectly. BUT, still 4stars, doesnt affect use too much :)!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Just right

              By JLfromSF

              from San Francisco, Ca

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                Quick and easy to use when out and about. However, be careful with the vignette when using more than one filter at the time (I use a 16-35mm). Other than that, there is no color shift that I could see.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                More than I expected

                By Canon Mike

                from Trabuco Canyon, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                  I use the filters about the same as most shooters -- dragging the shutter. The quality is great, they can stack, and they're reasonably priced. But the thing I was surprised at was that not only did they come with their own little pouch, but it had four packets instead of just the three. Sounds like a little thing, but I already had a 10-stopper and it was pretty awkward having to keep it in it's original box to protect it. I haul a lot to my shoots, so any spec saving is more than welcome.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Well Made and Well Fitting

                  By Metzen

                  from McAllen, Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Lens Protection
                  • Long Exposures

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                  This set of neutral density filters came highly recommended to me by a friend of mine who is a professional, landscape photographer. He has used them for many shoots and has obtained fantastic results.

                  On his advise, I recently purchased and received the filters. I immediately affixed a combination of the three filters to my Tokina 11-16 lens. The results of the pictures taken at a nearby waterfall were impressive. I have promised myself to read up diligently on shooting landscapes, long exposures and to apply my friend's advices seriously.

                  With this set of filters, its' very functional carrying case and your imagination, you will be guaranteed to obtain beautiful results and pleasing images.

                  As usual, the folks at B & H provided exemplary service and courtesy. In closing, I highly recommend the purchase of the set of filters.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Neutral Density Filter Kit

                  By Grumpy

                  from Long Island , New York

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation
                    • Slower shutter speed

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                    Great quality
                    Good when you want to use a slower shutter speed

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (19 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    ND Filter Test

                    By Jack

                    from Kiawah Island, SC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Firm Mount

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                      I bought these filters to be able to use very slow shutter speeds while photographing ocean scenes. I spent a day at Botany Bay in the ACE Basin on Edisto Island, SC photographing the trees on the beach. The light was very bright and so I used the 1.2 filter to render the waves more "creamy." Unfortunately, when I later put the images in Lightroom I discovered they all had a distinct yellow-blue caste, which could not be corrected. Therefore, I did another test, and the photos attached show a scene with no filter on the camera and one with the 1.2 Tiffen ND filter. The color caste has shifted noticeably and cannot be corrected. Given these results I feel these filters are not at all useful and would not recommend purchasing them. (The attached photos were taken with a Nikon D800 on a Manfrotto tripod, 24-70 mm Nikon lens at 70 mm, ISO 200 in Aperture priority (f/8).)

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Filter set

                      By Andrew

                      from Spring Lake Park, MN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                        Great set of filters, provides a nice variety of densities, as well as the obvious ability to stack them to darken your exposures even more. The pouch they come with also has one empty spot, which is nice if you plan to expand the set (which I did).

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Must have for landscape/nature photo

                        By Pentaxian85

                        from Aiken, SC.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Vignetting

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation
                        • Long Exposure

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                        Finally able to get that 'flowing' water in waterfalls, oceans and so glad I did. Vignetting when stacked at 16-20mm crop sensor-that is to be expected. No problems with threads as I have had with B&W high end circular polarizer. Construction seems solid of course adding filters is going to effect image quality though seems to be a minimum.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Neutral Density Filter Kit

                        By Whale

                        from Lake Wales, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • None Worked Fine

                        Best Uses

                        • Filter Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                        I am taking a photo class on the Big Island of Hawaii and was told we would need the filters for the various scenes. This kit worked perfect for my needs.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        works as stated

                        By Wandering Woman

                        from Ankeny, IA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                          I have only had the opportunity to use the filters once and they worked great. I had no problems with threading them on or stacking them. So far, so good

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Good product, Variable version is better

                          By Phil S

                          from College Park, MD

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Neutral Density Filter Kit:

                              The kit was absolutely fine usage wise, but it just isn't as efficient as the variable ND filter. I ended up returning this kit to buy the Variable version, and it's a lot easier to carry around and use.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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