Tiffen Shows off Lens-Mounted Filter Holder & 2 New Diffusion Filters
Tiffen Filters makes improvements to their filter line for cinematographers by adding a 4x4 filter holder as well as vintage-inspired diffusion filters.
Landscape photographers are no stranger to strapping 4x4 or 4x5.65 filters to the front of their lenses, but cinematographers would have to use a supporting matte box. Tiffen's new Pro 100 Series Filter Holder allows photographers or run-and-gun shooters to attach those filters to the front of any lens with an 82mm thread or less. The filters are snugly secured in the mount via rubber grips and can also be rotated.
Tiffen also added two new filters to their diffusion line, the Antique Pearlescent and the Warm Satin. These were made with 4K footage in mind, which may seem "too sharp" to some. Generally, these filters are designed to soften skin tones and bloom the highlights as a throwback to the film age. While some may argue that the digital era allows us to do all of this in post, you save time by doing it in-camera — and who doesn't like to do it the old-fashioned way?
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