Tiffen 82mm DV Select Filter Kit 3

The DV Select Kit 3 from Tiffen contains everything you need to get that spectacular outdoor shot or scenic portrait.


The DV Select Kit 3 from Tiffen contains everything you need to get that spectacular outdoor shot or scenic portrait.

A Solid Neutral Density 0.6 (2-stop) Filter from Tiffen has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. It enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. An ND filter appears gray and reduces the amount of light reaching either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera.

A Neutral Density filter is used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since it allows the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And, since it can also help to control your depth of field, it permits you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, its value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

Determining which neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Choose the filter strength which adjusts the lighting to stay within the exposure latitude (greatest difference between bright/dark values) which still shows details in both of the digital or film medium in use.

Black ProMist is part of the Hollywood FX series of filters. The Black Pro-Mist creates moderate image softening and modest-to-strong highlight flare, but without as much of a lightening effect in the shadow areas.

Here's another tool to add to your portrait arsenal. As part of Tiffen's award-winning series of FX filters, the Black Pro-Mist gives you the option to add another dimension to your images.

Part of the difference between a run-of-the-mill photograph and a "great" photograph is the attention to detail - and with the Tiffen Pro-Mist series of filters, you can tweak your images just enough to set them apart from everyone else's. Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6 - the filter's clear portion allows 4x more light to pass vs. darkest portion) effectively compensates average bright sky-to-foreground situations, and the soft transition is applicable more often to a scene than the hard transition.

Ultra Circular Polarizer Tiffen's Ultra Polarizers polarize light "a little more" than regular polarizers. Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun. Tiffen's ColorCore glass is produced through a process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of a ten-thousandth of an inch, then mounting them in precision aluminum rings

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

  • To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
  • To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
  • To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
  • sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
  • Pro Mist Filters

  • Offers all the benefits of the Pro-Mist filter in a more subtle form
  • Highlight flares are controlled
  • Contrast is lowered, but with less lightening of shadows for a more delicate effect
  • Delicate effect with contained highlight flare
  • Creates a soft light "pastel" effect
  • Ultra Polarizers

  • Your deep blue sky will become even "bluer"
  • A highly efficient design
  • ColorCore Glass

    The ColorCore process allows Tiffen to control the color and density of their filters, and the characteristics of special effects filters with much greater accuracy than typical dyed-in-the-mass filters, which usually exhibit color and density variations. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration

    General Specifications
    Type DV Select Kit 3
    Size 82 mm
    Grade Neutral Density: 0.6
    ProMist: 1/4
    Filter Factor Neutral Density: Increases exposure by 2-stops
    Black ProMist: Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Ultra Polarizer: Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
    Multi-Coated Not Applicable
    Rotating Polarizer only
    Effect Neutral Density: to reduce the amount of light reaching the film
    Black ProMist: Soft focus
    Ultra Polarizer: Removes reflections and increases color saturation
    without affecting the overall color balance
    Application Neutral Density: Nature, Travel, Outdoor photography
    Black ProMist: Portrait, wedding photography
    Ultra Polarizer: Nature, travel, outdoor photography
    Color Temperature Not Applicable
    Construction ColorCore Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size 82 mm
    Front Lens Cap Size 82 mm

    What's Included

    • 82mm Neutral Density 0.6 Filter
    • 82mm Black ProMist 1/4 Filter
    • 82mm Ultra Circular Polarizing Filter
    • 4-Pocket Filter Pouch

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