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Tiffen 4x5.65" Graduated Neutral Density ND 1.5 Filter, Hard Edge, Horizontal Orientation

SKU: TFGND15HH45F MFR: 4565CGN15HH
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The Tiffen 4 x 5.65" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) ND 1.5 Filter enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. Neutral density filter is available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 stops to suit individual situations. Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrast landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed. This filter enables cloud detail to be kept correctly exposed in the picture.

Determining which graduated 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.

The Hard label indicates the degree of color graduation. The horizontal indicates the direction of the graduation. 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.

Key Features

  • 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
  • To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
  • Tiffen's ColorCore glass is sealed between two optical glass sheets. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of this filter and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration
  • Top Hollywood motion picture studios rely on Tiffen filter for that multimillion-dollar productions Superior quality and design make Tiffen the overwhelming choice of moviemakers, professional photographers and even NASA
  • Tiffen has also been awarded an Emmy, from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for its engineering excellence

Technical Specs

Filter Type Graduated Neutral Density
Size 4 x 5.65" (10.16 x 14.35 cm)
Thickness 4mm / 0.15"
Grade ND 1.5
Filter Factor 5-stop
Reduces ISO 1/32
Effect Balanced light intensity from one part of a scene to another
Application Nature, Travel, Outdoor photography; To maintain light control, as in bright contrast landscapes; i.e. bright sky, dark foreground
Construction ColorCore Glass
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