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Tiffen77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
 
4.4

(based on 345 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (205)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (113)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 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

Huge Range

By Christian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Great variable ND for the price compared to the Singh Ray which I have always rented in the past. I haven't noticed a difference although the turn of the outer ring did feel somewhat gritty from the get go right when I first used it. If you don't mind that then it is extremely functional for the price.

 
4.0

Good filter

By Douglas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Good variable ND filter. X pattern will appear when over cranked, which is well documented. Otherwise, it reduced the need for a handful of ND filters.

 
5.0

Arrived in good condition as expected.

By Derald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Arrived in good condition as expected.

 
4.0

Excellent for what it is

By NYC Camera Guy

from NYC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

For it's purpose as essentially an AF-friendly adjustable ND filter it works a treat. For dedicated MF with a conversion chart, not so much. The reason being there are no markings or detants on the rotating ring. I give it 4 1/2 stars because it is quite useful but if you're looking to apply specific stops to your image, look elsewhere because as the instructions tell you, it's only a general value. Needless to say, setting your shutter with a "general value" doesn't work too well. But, as I said, for AF photography it's wonderful. AF the scene with minimum ND value, switch to MF and crank up your values however you want. Easy-peasy! I've already gotton some nice surf with it. Oh, for heavens sake, just buy it!

 
5.0

Movie makers

By Naveen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Perfect ND filter for 77mm filter size lenses. works fine. A perfect filter which can be used to cut down too much of light.

 
5.0

I will buy similar product again.

By Jimmy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I like it very much.

 
4.0

A great tool for creative exposure

By Joey

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I love this and own a 58mm one for my MFT lenses. I'd give it 5 stars if it had hard stops at each end of it's range.

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5.0

Strong

By Isaac

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Gr8

 
5.0

I would buy this again!

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Excellent Quality, I use it all the time!

 
4.0

recommend this filter

By Harry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

i wish it had a more gradual adjustment

 
5.0

Love this filter.

By Theodore

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Every so often the scene is too bright. Like a waterfall that needs a bit longer shutter speed. But with this multi stop ND filter I can use pretty much any shutter stop I want in almost any light. I like it.

 
5.0

Works!!!

By Samuel

from Pharr, Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

You know...one of the great things about a variable ND filter is not having to change filters when you're on the fly. For video, this is an amazing filter. The only thing that does suck is that you cannot put the lens hood on the lens. So, in some scenarios you will need a matte box in order to avoid the flares. Other than that, it's a great purchase.

 
5.0

buy again

By Henry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

work fine. very good product

 
3.0

Not as neutral as it could be

By Jason

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

There's a definite green shift using this filter. Nothing that's not correctible in post, but it's there. I also wish there were hard stops at the ends of the rotation range, as it can be hard to gauge where you are, and if you push it too far past max you get some ugly vignetting. That said, for the price it's not terrible.

 
5.0

Highly reccomend

By George

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

So far I am very satisfied with this variable nd. I have not noticed any optical defects. It is also very versatile because you can do on the fly adjustments to exposure when shooting video.

 
5.0

Nice Build Quality

By Unclvito

from Parkland, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I really like this VND. Great build quality. Works well. No complaints.

 
4.0

Fun filter

By Brandon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

pretty cool filter to shoot some longer exposures in the daylight

 
5.0

Keep the eyes on same brand for the sale event!

By Zhigang

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

It make big difference on sky shooting on the sunny days. Most details are showing in the picture.

 
5.0

Just What I Wanted

By Alan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

I needed a neutral density filter and there are many choices. As I read about them, non-variable filters seem to be the best. But buying just two or three in different stops can go over the cost of this one variable filter. The Tiffen filter cost more than many other variables but after reading reviews the cheaper ones didn't seem to be the best choice. I own other Tiffen filters and they are made very well and also made in the USA. I'm happy with the results I get from it and it does just what I was hoping it would.

 
5.0

Would definitely buy again and highly recommend.

By Donald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter:

Thus far have used sparingly, but unquesationably this VDF performs as billed.

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