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Tiffen77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
 
4.4

(based on 313 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (183)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (203)
  • Improves picture quality (133)
  • Compact (100)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (19)
  • Good price / value (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Poor clarity (3)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (220)
  • Panoramic filming (26)
  • Close up filming (24)
  • Shooting indoors (16)
  • Upgrade (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (86), Film professional (64), Aspiring film maker (26), Parent (12), Technically challenged (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (241), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This review is to correct a negative rev

I gave a negative review of this item because of my own stupidity. I had said that it caused varied light and dark areas on the image but that was because I adjusted it...Read complete review

I gave a negative review of this item because of my own stupidity. I had said that it caused varied light and dark areas on the image but that was because I adjusted it outside of the indicated limits on the filter. There is no mechanical stop on the filter so be careful to adjust it within the indicated limits and it works perfectly.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bulky but effective

The design of this filter is compact in comparison to stacking ND filters, however it is large enough that I cannot use it with my lens hoods.

The "Max"...Read complete review

The design of this filter is compact in comparison to stacking ND filters, however it is large enough that I cannot use it with my lens hoods.

The "Max" setting, combined with f/22 aperture, allowed me to shoot into the sun. There is considerable vignetting, though. On my 5DmkII, the edges of the filter are in frame at the corners below 40mm.

This filter will allow you to turn beyond the "Max" position. doing this introduces anomalies of uneven exposure across the frame - just as warned by the package enclosure. This effect is not seen within the normal operating range.

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4.0

Could Be Better

By DigitalDawn

from Georgi, USA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I wish it had clicking/catch spots to stop you at each level, and its bulky/chunky. Other than that its a great piece of glass and a great addition to any bag of equipment.

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5.0

Great for outdoor video work

By Edward the Nth

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I use this filter with my 24-70mm Canon zoom, and it really comes in handy for outdoor video work when I want to separate subjects from the background.

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5.0

My favorite sunglasses for my camera!

By G Pelini

from Troy, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

This is the first ND filter I have ever bought. So I don't really have anything to compare it to. But that being said it works great. It feels like a quality piece of glass. I am very happy with it and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.

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5.0

Good product

By Zbyszek

from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

The filter performs as advertised. We are warned that a "cross" pattern might be seen near the minimum transmission setting or the filter but I could not get it. There is a colour shift instead. Otherwise it works very well. Negatives: 1. The filter being 77 mm in diameter is set into a ring with diameter so large that on no 77 mm lens I have the lens shade can be used once the filter is mounted on the lens. 2. The soft envelope-type pouch supplied with the filter is a very good idea but the one supplied with this filter is too large. With the camera bag space at premium a smaller pouch would be a very nice thing to have.

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4.0

Great Purchase

By 70D User

from Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Have not put this filter to everyday use yet, but it seems to be well built and easy to control. I like having the marked reference points to set the degree of stops, but must have to look close as the control point is small and on my lens lines up on the bottom side, thus minus one star. You cannot use a lens hood, but knew this at time of purchase. I can't wait to use this on water falls, creeks, ocean beaches, and etc.

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5.0

Excelent

By Gero colde

from Argentina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Perfect

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1.0

strong cross pattern of variable darkness in your photos

By Mike

from Denver

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I am using this filter with a wide angle lens for the purpose of catching landscapes, water, etc. In all of my pictures I get an asymmetrical cross-pattern of darkness throughout the picture that is very noticeable. I have read that this is most common with wide angle lenses, but this is bad, and should be noted somewhere prior to shelling out $90 for it.

It also has a larger opening on the front end, so your old lens cap that works with your other lenses, will not work with this on. I can get over that somewhat, but the poor asymmetrical darkening makes it unusable.

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5.0

Good product

By KM

from Melbourne

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Nice Product, fast shipping.

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5.0

exactly what I ordered. In a flash !!!

By LeChat

from Montréal Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Very bgood price !

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4.0

Good product at an affordable price

By Amarillobymorning

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I wanted a decent variable ND at a price that wouldn't break my slender budget and this seems to be it. I've had cheaper NDs with nasty cast. So far, this is not the case with this filter. For the price range I am comforable with, this is good.
It is quite thin, which is good on my wide-angle lens. But that makes it a little trickier to thread on the lens than if it were a big thicker. Or maybe my fingers are ultra-clumsy! Also lens caps seem to have a tendency to come off if even slightly brushed. I store it now with a lens stacking cap on the front.

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5.0

77mm Tiffen ND filter

By chwphoto

from Rhode island

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Used this to create long exposures while photographing waterfalls

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4.0

Great Value

By anglereserve

from Montreal

About Me Film Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Decent Optics For Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Video

    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

    This variable ND is great for the price. The build quality is there and, for this type of filter is pretty clean offering very little color cast or loss of sharpness. One thing I don't like is that the Max/Min doesn't have any hard stops (rotation limits) to prevent the X pattern that can happen when exceeding the markings on the filter barrel. Because the reading lands differently on different lenses when screwed on, you can find yourself checking it at weird angles. The velcro pouch it comes with is also a nice, added value. Minus one star for no hard stops, otherwise a solid 5 for a hundred bucks.

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    • No

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    4.0

    A GOOD CHOICE IF YOU NEED A VARIABLE ND FILTER.

    By Alex F.

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

      I got this to add to the tool bag for moments when it's not feasible to changes filters and I've been able to get 7 stops of light to fall off with good results. It's a bit on the pricier side, but I've had good luck with Tiffen products in the past and so far happy with my latest purchase. Buyer beware: You cannot use your lens hood with this filter! You will have to buy a lens hood to use with this filter, and this will make this filter pricier than it already is, and this is the reason for why I'm giving it a 4 Star review rather than 5.

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      • No

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      4.0

      easy to carry

      By notconfigured

      from Bay Area

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

        This is much easier to pack than 4x6 filters. I agree with the other reviewer that not being able to use your lens cap is a problem.

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        4.0

        Great filter for varied use

        By coolrunner

        from Missouri

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

          This is a solidly made filter and does what it claims. I'm giving it 4 stars due to the inability of this filter to accept a lens cap and that at the highest density there is a fairly pronounced falloff. The highest density is rarely used, but it's still there is that concerns you.

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          5.0

          Excellent product!

          By astropho

          from Kingston, RI

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

              Tiffen has always been a highly reputable company and has won many awards. This 77mm variable ND filter is well made and works great in most lighting conditions. Highly recommend!!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome for the price

              By Jacob James

              from Simpsonville SC

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

              I loved mine so much I also bought it at work!

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              5.0

              Professional filter

              By Anthony

              from Flagstaff

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                  After having multiple var. ND filters this is my final choice. The biggest Pro is it shows no vignetting at the maximum setting.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Tiffen 77m variable ND filter

                  By topper

                  from susanville ca

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                  I used it on the sunrise this morning, my pictures are great. Easy to use.

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                  5.0

                  Exactly what I needed

                  By Ed

                  from Pittsburgh

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Close Up Filming
                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                      I've been spoiled in recent years with a Canon C100 having ND filters built it. Recently, I went back to using a second camera (Sony A7r) more often. This work perfectly with the glass I have with no complaint here.

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