An excellent array of graduated, enhancing and softening filters to give any video project a creative edge.
This basic kit comes with a durable Tiffen carrying case. Available now in 4x4, and coming soon in circular screw-on sizes.
Color-Grad ND 0.6 (f-stop 2)
Half clear to half color with a “soft edge” graduated neutral density transition that blends smoothly and does not offer a sharp line of demarcation. Tones down washed out/overcast skies. Effects only the upper portion of the scene with no image or exposure change to the lower portion. Color Grads also available in a number of additional colors and densities.
Pro-Mist 1/4 (f-stop 0)
Tones down excessive sharpness and reduces contrast by moderately lightening shadow areas. This is especially useful given the extremely sharp resolution produced by contemporary lenses. Yields a moderate highlight flare that appears to stay close to the light source like a halo, creating a “pearlescent glow” around the highlights. Pro-Mist also available in Warm Pro-Mist, Black Pro-Mist, and Warm Black Pro-Mist versions. Available in densities 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Enhancing (f-stop 1)
Offers “super saturation” to warm toned colors such as reds, rusts, browns, and orange toned subject matter. Perfect for outdoor nature scenes, especially fall foliage. Also ideal to enrich other subject matter such as a red barn, brick building, wooden objects, bowl of strawberries, etc. Has a minimal effect on cool toned subjects. Ideal when combined with a Polarizing filter.
Gold Diffusion/FX 1/2 (f-stop ½)
Gives a subtle, silky smooth, “golden tone” look to textured surfaces. Excellent in suppressing facial blemishes and wrinkles while maintaining the eyes as crystal clear. Takes the hard edge off of the scene and yet offers no hint that a filter was used the subject matter appears with a “natural look.” Neutral colors are minimally affected while cool colors and skintones are slightly warmed and softened. Use creatively with outdoor scenics. Available in densities 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Prices start at $220 for 58mm sets