Center Spot: How often do you get just the background you want? Not often enough? Take a different approach to this distracting problem by softly diffusing only the background, leaving the area of central interest clear and sharp, with the Center Spot filter.
Warm Center Spot: Combines the benefits of the Center Spot with the added warmth of the 812 Filter
Centri Clear: Clear central area within an outer filter effect draws attention to whatever appears within it. Available in two shapes: Circle and Ellipse in four clear-opening sizes. Filter effects include ND 0.6 and ND 0.9
Clear: Helps protect your lens from dust, scratches, dirt, moisture, fingerprints and more.
Close-up Lens: Focus much closer than your standard lens allows. Great for detailed photos of nature, stamp collections, and a wide range of other situations. Available in several diopter strengths. (See Split-Field Lens)
Color Compensating (CC): Make adjustments to the red, blue or green characteristics of light, correcting for color balance, light source variations, different reversal film batches, and other color effects. They are available in density variations of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, as well as Red, Blue, and Green filters.
Color-Grad: The hardest thing about landscapes is that the sky is often two stops brighter than the foreground. The Color-Grad ND 0.6 is just the thing to bring bath into proper exposure balance. Capture all the wondrous detail in the clouds while retaining the right exposure on the ground below. Half color, half clear, with a soft transition between, Color-Grads can best be used in a rotating mount or filter holder, for proper alignment in the image. For more dramatic color, try a Sunrise or Blue Color-Grad. Color-Grads come in many colors and densities.
Color-Grad Complements: Using a Color-Grad to add color to the sky can often look even better when a complementary tint is added to the foreground. Designed to be used together with a Color-Grad in this manner, or to add a bit of color interest on their own, Complements come in 3 color series: Blue for use with Tropic Blue, Cyan, Cool Blue, Grape, Blue and Twilight; Red for use with Plum, Magenta, Cranberry, Pink, Red, Skyfire, and Twilight; and Amber for use with Chocolate, Sepia, Coral, Tangerine, Tobacco, Straw, Antique Suede, Skyfire and Sunset. Each series comes in two grades, Grade 1 provides milder tones; Grade 2 is for more dramatic color.
Combination Colors: Several filter combinations are so popular that they are produced as two filter effects in one. These include: Neutral Density or Polarizer plus 81 or 85 Wratten filters; the Polarizer plus ENHANCING filter; the Warm versions of Pro-Mist, Soft/FX, and Black Pro-Mist filters, and others.
Contrast Control Filters:
Low Contrast: When the sun is too bright and the shadows too dark, you can’t get good detail in both at the same time. Low Contrast filters gently flare highlights to add some detail to the shadows, for a more pleasing image. The various densities can finely tune contrast, or create an almost pastel-like color desaturation.
Soft Contrast: Low Cons but with a one-stop neutral density filter added. Without exposure-compensating, this will reduce excess highlight brightness, and subtly lighten shadows, while allowing you to maintain your lens setting for more consistent sharpness and depth-of-field.
Ultra Contrast: Often, you have no control over harsh lighting, especially outdoors. Get that control back with the Ultra Contrast filter. An exclusive award-winning Tiffen filter, it allows the image to render more detail in the shadows without causing any flare or halo effect from bright light sources, reflections or highlights. It uses ambient scenic light to lower contrast evenly throughout the whole scene, while maintaining critical sharpness throughout.
Low Light Ultra Contrast: All the effects of the Ultra Contrast filter, for use in low light situations.
Coral: Many densities of a warming color similar to the Wratten 85. Used to maintain a consistent color outdoors throughout the day, to extend shooting hours, or to make creative variations.
Day-for-Night: Get the appearance of night while shooting in daylight. Typically used with about one-stop underexposure from UNFILTERED settings.
Use the Cool Day-for-Night:for a blue moonlight
Monochrome Day-for-Night is used with subsequent color timing to create a more silvery-moon effect.
Decamired: Takes the guesswork out of determining color temperature. Acts as a conversion filter for color temperature adjustments from any point to any other point in the color temperature scale. Can be used to create proper coloration in unusual situations, and to make creative alterations. Applications include keeping color temperature constant during the course of the day and producing the effect of different times of day. Available in two series, reddish filters that warm the light and bluish filters that cool the light. Each series contain 4 densities: 1-1/2, 3, 6 and 12. Filters in the same series can be combined.
Diffusion/FX Filters: Gives a silky-smooth look to textured surfaces; suppresses facial blemishes and wrinkles while maintaining a clear, overall in-focus image. Produces a minimum of highlight flare that would otherwise signal the presence of a filter. Comes in Black or Gold series, each available in several grades.
Black Diffusion/FX: Provides the key features above.
Gold Diffusion/FX: Provides the key features above while adding a soft, golden tint to shadows and infuses images with special warmth.
Warm Black Diffusion/FX: Same benefits as Black Diffusion/FX with the added warmth of the 812 filter.
812: The ideal cosmetic skin tone \i\fs18 enhancer, it works everywhere, but is especially needed with electronic flash or in outdoor shade, situations where the color cast would otherwise be excessively blue.
ENHANCING: The ENHANCING filter creates warm vibrant color by selectively improving saturation of reds and oranges, with minimum effect on other colors. A must have for fall foliage, and for getting the greatest color punch from warm-tones, such as brick and barn reds and oranges.
Fluorescent Light Color Correction: For more natural color, eliminating the green cast under average fluorescent lighting.
FL-B Filter: for use with tungsten film or video cameras set for tungsten balance.
FL-D Filter: for use with the daylight film or video cameras set for daylight balance.
Fog Effects: Makes highlights glow and mist to appear where none previously existed. Available in several grades.
Double Fog: Stronger grades produce realistic natural fog effect. Subtler grades tone down saturation and contrast.
Haze 2A Filter: Reduces excess blue caused by haze and ultra-violet rays. Provides the greatest ultra-violet correction of the haze filters. Adds some warmth to the visible colors. Ideal for mountain, marine and aerial work.
LL-D: Allows use of tungsten film in daylight without exposure compensation, as for low-light situations. For use with negative film for motion picture photography in conjunction with an optical printer.
Neutral Density Filter: Used to reduce the amount of light reaching the film with no selective absorption effects on colors. Available in several densities.
Polarizing Filters: Reduces glare and reflections, saturates colors and darkens blue skies. Ideal when photographing into water or through glass to reduce reflections. The polarizer can be rotated to determine the degree of reflection reduction. For outdoor scenes, rotate the polarizer to change blue sky densities from light to dark, creating dramatic contrast between sky blue and cloud white. Comes in two forms:
Linear Polarizer: standard version for non-autofocus still cameras or camera systems without internal polarizing optics.
Circular Polarizer: Designed for all cameras, but especially still cameras with autofocus, or others with beam splitting internal optical systems, like using a video tap. The circular polarizer works just like the linear, except that it doesn’t adversely affect the function of these systems.
Ultra Pol Polarizers: The highest polarization efficiency available. Maximum reduction of reflections and unwanted glare and for maximum color saturation. Available in Ultra Pol Linear and Ultra Pol Circular Polarizers.
Pro-Mist: Knocks the edge off of sharpness, subtly flares highlights providing an almost halo-like glow, with a mild reduction in contrast. Great for most subjects where depicting raw harsh reality is not desirable.
Warm Pro-Mist: Combines the Pro-Mist with the 812 filter. Tones down excessive sharpness, while adding warmth to the scene. Balances contrasting skintones within one scene.
Black Pro-Mist: Image softening with more subtle flare than an equivalent graded Pro-Mist.
Warm Black Pro-Mist: Combines the Black Pro-Mist with the 812 filter. Softens image with subtle flare, while adding warmth.
Sepia: Often, when color isn\rquote t interesting enough, the best thing to do is to warm it up like photographers did early in the past century. Sepia #1 offers mild brownish warmth. The Sepia #2 is the same stronger brown tone as the Sepia #3 but the latter includes a fog effect that also softens and flares highlights. This combination comes in useful for portraits, period scenes, and many other situations.
Softnet Filters: Often used in the early Glamour days to create the flawless faces of the Stars, a modern update made of special fine net laminated between clear optical glass.
Softnet Black: The standard. Available in several densities.
Softnet White: Also softens contrast. Available in several densities.
Soft/FX: Long the standard for portraits and close-ups. Tiny lenslets embedded in the glass provide a strong detail-hiding effect when it’s needed. They can modestly flare highlights, and do a great job on diminishing fine details, yet leaves the overall appearance in-focus. Available in several grades
Warm Soft/FX: Combines the Soft/FX filter with 812 filter. Softens unwanted details while adding warmth and balance to skintones.
Solid Color Special FX: A variety of solid-color versions of our Color-Grad colors provide subtle or strong color for creating many special effects.
Standard Colors: A wide array of Wratten and other colors for the most comprehensive image control.
Split-Field Lens: A close-up lens cut in half. Focus close-up on one portion of the scene while retaining sharp focus on a more distant background. The ultimate depth-of-field extension lens. To use, focus on the background, and then move in or out the slight distance required to focus on the foreground. With the proper choice of lens focal length and diopter strength, Split-Field lenses can produce a variety of fascinating scenes. Can also blur part of the scene, leaving the other half sharp. Available in several diopter strengths.
Star Effects: Makes the most interesting use of lights in the scene. Turns points of light, either from reflections, bulbs, candles, etc. into sparkling starlike patterns. Use either the standard 4 or 6 point star, or try the more unusual Vector Star, an eight point star with lines at asymmetrical angles, for an even more exciting effect. Make streetlights, holiday lights and most things shiny gleam! The star filter is made of clear optical glass, which contains lines engraved on the glass surface, forming grid patterns. The closer the line spacing in the pattern, the stronger the star effect.
A 2mm grid produces a strong-lined star. The 3mm and 4mm grids are more subtle, yet produce finely outlined stars. The 3mm grid offers a slightly broader star than the 4mm grid. The Vector Star, Hyper Star, Hollywood Star and North Star have asymmetrical designs with lines of different brightness, for a more natural effect. They are often great in combination.
Streak Effect: 2mm, 3mm grid – A special Star effect, producing a straight line of light running through the source.
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