Often, you want to balance light intensity between two areas within a scene. This is important outdoors to allow more sky detail while properly exposing the foreground.
Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky, exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark, underexposed. By using the color graduate ND, the ability to balance both areas at once is provided.
Tiffen Digital HT® Filters
Made from the purest optical quality glass and Tiffen's award-winning ColorCore technology, Tiffen Digital HT - High Transmission - filters offer a new breakthrough in multi-coating technology.
Imagine, a double-sided coated filter with the strength of titanium, unmatched scratch-resistant durability and worry-free cleaning.
Other coated filters on the market today cautiously suggest delicate, if any, cleaning procedures, in fear of destroying the coating (and thereby the filter).
Not with the Digital HT filters - the secret is in the titanium coating that makes it extremely durable and protects against damage and mark up.
And that's not all these High Transmission filters feature a low profile titanium finish ring and anti-reflective black lock ring, with a distinctive titanium finish that sets these filters apart from the rest.
Digital HT filters are made in the USA and come with a 10-year warranty, your guarantee of quality assurance.
Digital HT filters are available as the following filters: Digital Ultra Clear, Haze 86 (with 86% UV absorption), Circular Polarizer, 812® Warming Filter, ND .06, ND 1.2, Soft/FX® 3, Star 4 Point 2, and Color-Grad® ND.0.6 in sizes 52mm-82mm.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I used the Tiffen ND grad to shoot a sunset, rotating the dark side to the sky. It brought out the colors of the sky beautifully. I'm not a filter expert but it looks more like a split ND than a graduated, hence the reason for 4 stars. I thought it should have a more gradual change. Otherwise, I'm happy with the filter's performance.
This works very well balancing a bright sky with scenery in the foreground and without imparting any unnatural qualities to the scene. The quality is first-rate and it works as it should. I even used it on a lens whose front element turns when focusing - a minor thing to check its position as needed. A more in-depth description of the purpose of this filter and preference for this particular strength (ND 0.6) can be found elsewhere on line.
sunset, landscape photography