TIFFEN 4X5.65 CLR/BLUE 2 GRAD SE HOR
Transform an average sunrise or sunset into something spectacular or convert a dull, washed-out sky to a breathtaking blue. No other filter has done as much to improve landscape photography as the graduated filter.
Half color, half clear with a graduated density transition for smooth blending into the scene, Tiffen Color-Grad filters are one of the most widely used category of filters in the industry today. They enable the image-maker to create an illusion or enhance reality. Some of the most popular applications include:
• Adding color excitement to a drab sky
• Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect
• Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama
• Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting situations
When it comes to rectangular-shaped filters, such as the 4x5.650 (Panavision size), the terms vertical and horizontal are important. The horizontal or vertical designation refers to the position of the filter in relationship to the camera when the grad line is horizontal.
Tiffen Color-Grads are supplied in a wide range of sizes and colors and are made in either soft, hard, or as a special order, attenuated gradients.
In addition to subject matter and it s surroundings, the type of lens you use will help to determine whether to use a Tiffen Color-Grad with a "hard" edge or "soft" edge.
Telephoto lenses make use of a small potion of the filter Therefore, we recommend a hard edge for long lenses because a soft edge would get lost in the image.
Wide angle lenses make objects smaller. Therefore, we recommend a soft edge for short focal lengths because a hard edge gradient would look like a hard straight line. Soft edges and attenuators are for subtle blending with irregular-shaped subjects or unusual lighting.